West Ham United boss Alan Curbishley insists goalkeeper Richard Wright has a future at Upton Park.

Wright has struggled to displace No1 Robert Green at the Hammers this season, but Curbishley told whufc.com: "We really rate Richard.

"We think he is a top keeper and are delighted to have him here. Greeny has been playing so well but you need to keep him on his toes.

"Richard needs to be involved as much as he can but I'll have to see," he added, before making it clear he did not think it would be a risk to put the former Arsenal shot-stopper in against Everton tonight. "I have no hesitation putting Richard in the team if we have to for whatever reason. He has come into the club and really been a success in the way he has attacked it."