Zola hopeful on defensive duo

25 May 2009 08:15
West Ham boss Gianfranco Zola is hopeful defender Lucas Neill will sign a new contract at Upton Park. And the Italian, who saw his side end their campaign with a 2-1 victory at home to relegated Middlesbrough on Sunday, is also confident England centre-back Matthew Upson will also stay despite missing out on European football. "In the next few days there will be meetings and something will happen, I'm sure it will be something positive," said Zola on the prospect of Neill committing his future to the club. "Matthew looks happy here to me and he wants to stay so it shouldn't be a problem."

Source: Eurosport