Grant keeps hope with Parker

The 29 year old scored the winner as West Ham overcame a resilient Oxford side in the Carling Cup last night.

“Scott Parker is very important,” said Grant.

“He is a very good player who is always fighting and giving everything, He is clever.

“I am confident that I want him in the team. He is going to sign a new contract but normally I do not want to be involved in the money situation.”