Nolan lauds Hammer time
Kevin Nolan has admitted his regret at not joining West Ham earlier in his career after deciding to leave the club.
The Hammers announced that the 33-year-old, who captained them as they fought their way back into the Premier League at the end of the 2011-12 season, has left by mutual consent in the search for regular football during what remains of his playing career.
Merseysider Nolan, who moved to Upton Park from Newcastle in June 2011, later expressed his thanks to the club and their fans.
He said: "This has been a fantastic time for me since I walked in the door. I've had just over four fantastic years and I'd like to thank everyone who has made it so easy for me to settle down here with my family.
"My boy speaks like a Cockney now, so I don't know if I'll be moving back to Liverpool any time soon!
"Since I've come here, it's felt like home and it's a real possibility that it'll be home for a long time, so I thank everyone who has made that possible from inside the club to all the players I've played with."