posted on Jan, 31 2004 @ 04:18 AM
Defender Jon Harley is uncertain if he will secure a permanent deal at West Ham but is optimistic the move may happen.
Harley is currently on a one-month loan at Upton Park from Fulham and, despite scoring on his debut against Sheffield United, he knows he will have to
perform at his best to earn a permanent move.
West Ham defender Shaun Byrne has joined Swansea on a month's loan - and admits he will be looking for a new club in the summer.The 23-year-old has
made just one appearance for the Hammers this season - as a substitute in the Carling Cup victory over Rushden & Diamonds.
New signing Adam Nowland may have to wait before making his West Ham debut after picking up an ankle injury in training,
but fellow new-boys Nigel Reo-Coker and Andy Melville will be in contention for a starting berth.
Tomas Repka returns after illness kept him out of the FA Cup win at Wolves while Rob Lee is also available after injury. Jermain Defoe remains
suspended while Neil Mellor misses out with a calf problem.