West Ham United, 10:54, July 6, 2012
Kevin Nolan appears to have distanced himself from a move to QPR by stating he cannot wait for the season to start with the Hammers.
The West Ham skipper was surprisingly linked with a move to Loftus Road last weekend, but the link was laughed off by many and Nolan appears to be very happy where he is.
The 30-year-old is away with the Hammers squad in their Austrian training camp, but he has told West Ham TV that he is looking forward to the new campaign back in the top flight.
Nolan stated: “We just need to focus on consolidating ourselves in the Premier League and, bit by bit, making sure that we stay back where we feel that we and West Ham United belong.
“We don’t think that is in the Championship or in the lower reaches of the Premier League, but we’ve got to prove that. I’m not saying it’s going to happen overnight because it’s going to be hard work.”
The midfielder added: “This year is going to be about consolidating and making sure we’re there for the season after. I’m not getting ahead of myself – this is what it’s all about and what we’ve got to look at.”