As a profligate West ham side lick their collective wounds after failing to overcome Premiership whipping boys Leicester city, news continues to filter in of the return to form of forward Ricardo Vaz Te. Currently on loan with Turkish side Akhisar Belediyespor, Vaz Te is thriving under the management of Brazilian legend Roberto Carlos and has played a crucial role in firing the relegation threatened outfit to safety and beyond. With three goals in six appearances, including a brace at the weekend, Vaz Te has won the affections of the passionate Turks and as Hammers fans know, Ricky is a confidence player who can be sensational when in the mood.
Soonafter his arrival from Bradford, Vaz Te revitalised West ham's charge for promotion a few seasons back and will always be remembered fondly for his Play off final clincher. Sadly, this proved to be the peak of his Hammers career as he subsequently struggled with injuries and erratic form. Now seemingly back to his best, and still only 28 years old, is there a place for Ricky in next seasons squad?
Meanwhile, West ham's other offensive reject Modi Maiga netted a hat trick for Metz at the weekend, strengthening his bid for a final departure from the ranks.