Parker delighted with Player of Year gong: My best season at West Ham

Scott Parker has been named Hammer of the Year by West Ham United fans.

Scott Parker has been named Hammer of the Year by West Ham United fans.

Parker, who is the first West Ham player to retain the award since Julian Dicks in 1995/96 and 1996/97, also scored outstanding goals at Chelsea and in the vital 3-2 Barclays Premier League victory over Wigan Athletic last month.

"It's been a fantastic season for me, personally," Parker told whufc.com. "We've had a lot of hard times as a team this year, but at the end of it, I suppose we're still in the Premier League.

"I know, at times this year, we've probably not given you the sort of things you deserve but I speak for the squad and the staff when I thank you all for your support.

"I want to thank the staff - Steve Clarke and Kevin Keen - for all the hard work they've done, and also I want to thank the manager, Gianfranco Zola, for having so much faith in me and giving me great belief."

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