Sears considers loan deal in search for regular action
PUBLISHED: 18:21 13 May 2009 | UPDATED: 14:21 05 October 2010
Freddie Sears has admitted that he is prepared to go out on loan next season in a bid to gain regular first-team football
Freddie Sears has admitted that he is prepared to go out on loan next season in a bid to gain regular first-team football.
Homegrown hotshot Sears hit the headlines last season after scoring the winning goal against Blackburn on his Premier League debut, but he has failed to find the target in the subsequent 14 months.
The 19-year-old has also struggled to nail down a place in the Hammers line-up and has started just four league games under West Ham boss Gianfranco Zola.
The teenage striker was given a brief cameo against Liverpool last weekend but failed to make an impact in a 20-minute run-out.
And Sears has now revealed that he would accept a loan move away from Upton Park next season to continue his development at another club.
He said: "It's frustrating not playing week-in, week-out like I was last year in the reserves, but you've just got to keep going and wait for your chance.
"Going on loan is definitely an option. It interested me earlier this season but the manager didn't let me go because we've not got many players.
"It would be nice to go out and play a few games and score a few goals, but all I can do is keep working hard in training."
Sears is currently focused on helping West Ham secure a Europa League spot and he is confident the club can clinch a seventh-place finish.
"It's going to be tight but we should have enough," he said.