Stewart Downing declares he has no regrets about leaving the Hammers.
A drop into the Championship at Middlesbrough was his choice but said: If we are promoted it will be worth it.
He told the Telegraph: “I might do if we don’t get promoted, but no, not really. I’ve had no regrets up till now. We’re in a good position in the league and could be in the semi-final of the cup.” (They play Everton tonight)
“The aim is to get promoted, but this is a great opportunity for us to reach a semi-final. By the end of the week we could be top of the Championship and looking forward to a semi-final.
“These are hard times on Teesside and, no disrespect to the Championship, but our fans want to see us taking on the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool and Everton again every week.
“Promotion would be good for the area financially; it would be massive if we get promoted. It would give the whole town a lift, I think.”