Mears to quit West Ham

Mears said: “I think it’s time for me to get out of club.

“I have been training hard and playing for the reserves but nothing has come of it. My confidence is really low and the best thing for me to do is get out.”

Derby County have been keen on signing Maers.

Mears added: “I think the club has had a few calls but I’m just waiting for an offer so I can go out and get a few games.

“I think a loan move would be good for me because I reckon I could still have a future at the club. I just haven’t had the chance to prove myself.”