U.’s team MVP? Grady Marshall is making his mark for No. 9 Utes

first_imgAt the halfway point of the season, the Utah football team has several players who could be called team MVP.Start with quarterback Alex Smith, who has led the Utes with 287 yards of total offense per game and is responsible for 20 touchdowns. Then there’s Marty Johnson,who has rushed for more than 500 yards and receiver Steve Savoy, who has 35 catches for 531 yards. On defense you have linebacker Spencer Toone, who leads the team in tackles and fumble recoveries. Of course there’s senior safety Morgan Scalley, who is tied for the team lead in sacks and interceptions and is unquestionably the team’s leader.But ask coach Urban Meyer who’s been most valuable and you’ll be surprised.”If I had a vote, Grady Marshall’s our MVP.”Grady Marshall?Some Ute fans may have never even heard of Marshall, who isn’t a starter and only ranks 17th on the team in tackles. But to Meyer and the Utes, Marshall is the most “special” player on the team. The junior from Salt Lake is the one Ute who plays on all the special teams and performs his role superbly.”He’s worth 40 yards to us every time he takes the field,” said Meyer. “I love his attitude and the way he shows up every day for work. There’s no speed other than full speed for him and very few guys are like that.”Marshall is the backup to Toone at the rover linebacker spot and has seen some action there this season. It’s on the special teams where he excels, however.He is the captain of the kickoff team, where he is the “missile,”— the one player who goes wherever the ball is. On the kickoff return team he plays on the front row and is responsible for double-teaming one of the opponents.On punting team, Marshall is the “gunner,” who runs full speed down the field and tries to get to the returner at the same time the ball does.On the punt block team, Marshall is simply “7,” a player looks for gaps in the middle of the line in an effort to block punts. That’s his favorite of all the special team positions.”I love special teams,” he said. “My main role is to go out and make plays. I like kickoffs, but punt block is definitely the most exciting.”Marshall has already blocked two punts this year, including one in Saturday’s win over North Carolina that resulted in a safety. Technically, that is a score, but Marshall’s goal is to get a touchdown off a blocked punt.”It’s frustrating sometimes, but I’m hoping to get in the end zone,” he said.After being a part of three state title teams at Skyline High where he was an all-state defensive back in 1998, Marshall went on an LDS mission to Australia. His only scholarship offer was at Ricks College, but when the school turned into BYU-Idaho and dropped athletics, Marshall decided to walk on at Utah.He played on some special teams in 2002 and immediately caught Meyer’s attention when he took over the following spring.”Kyle Whittingham told me he was a difference-maker even though he hadn’t played much,” Meyer said. “I knew as soon as he walked through the door that he was going to play. He’s fast, people don’t give him enough credit. He’s one of our fastest three guys. And he’s a tough kid.”Grady is the son of former football star Steve Marshall, who played for the Utes from 1971-73. His dad is best-known for an interception return for a touchdown in Utah’s incredible fourth-quarter comeback in a 28-27 win over Arizona in 1972 and for taking over at quarterback for injured Don Van Galder in a 62-36 win over Colorado State and setting some school records.”He definitely has input and helps me out,” said Grady of his father, who is a longtime assistant at Skyline. “He gives me tips but mostly leaves it up to the coaches here.”The versatility his father displayed is evident in Grady Marshall’s game. The Ute coaches have tried him on offense and different positions on defense, including safety and linebacker along with all his special teams duties.Meyer says Marshall’s full-speed-ahead approach may hurt him a bit as a defender, where he needs to slow down a bit and play with more patience. But he expects Marshall to be a regular before his career is through as a Ute. And if he does earn a starting spot, Marshall will “absolutely” still play on the special teams as he has for three years, according to his coach. “I just want guys like that on the field,” Meyer said. “I do believe he’ll play for us (as a regular). If he doesn’t, he’s still one of our most valuable players.” E-mail: sor@desnews.comlast_img read more


Liverpool wouldn’t sign Ramos even for free – Insider source

first_imgAdvertisement 3p0cNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsabboWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eaff2r( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 74ccddWould you ever consider trying this?😱b6Can your students do this? 🌚cib5sRoller skating! Powered by Firework Real Madrid are having a tough time coping up in the absence of their ex-talisman Cristiano Ronaldo. Another influential player who could be on his way out from Bernabeu is Sergio Ramos.Advertisement Ramos’ future remains uncertain after a public bust-up with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez after their 4-1 defeat by Ajax in the quarter-finals of the Champions League this season. In the wake of Real’s torrid season , captain Sergio Ramos is believed to be headed elsewhere and fans believe it could be Liverpool.Advertisement However , sources have nullified the rumour.“There is 0.0 percent chance of Sergio Ramos playing for Liverpool,” a source is quoted as saying by The Mirror.Advertisement “It has nothing to do with what happened in Kiev last season.“Even if we had won the Champions League final and Ramos had shook the hand of every Liverpool player afterwards we would still have no interest in him.“Ramos just doesn’t fit the kind of profile that Jurgen Klopp is looking for.“We wouldn’t even sign him if he was available on a free.” Advertisementlast_img read more


Casey wears down Werribee

first_imgBy Hayley Wildes The Casey Demons have claimed back-to-back wins to begin their 2018 VFL season. In what was a…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img


Joe Canning Wins Irish Independent Magic Sports Moment

first_imgCon O’Callaghan Sweeps Up Young Sportstar of the Year Award & Team of the Year Award Alongside Dublin Teammates The eagerly anticipated and hotly contested Irish Independent Sportstar Awards 2017, in association with The Croke Park Hotel, took place Wednesday evening in the majestic Croke Park Stadium. The star-studded ceremony was attended by over 300 guests including many of the country’s most decorated sports stars as they celebrated another spectacular year for Irish sport, as narrated by the Irish Independent.Irish Racehorse Trainer Aidan O’Brien was the big winner on the night deservedly taking home the title of Sportstar of the Year after his world record breaking season on the track. Cuala and Dublin dual star Con O’Callaghan was named Young Sportstar of the Year, and the 21-year-old also picked up the accolade for Team of the Year alongside his Dublin Senior Men’s Football Panel teammates. The Team of the Year, a new addition to the awards shortlist, is voted for by the Irish public as are all of the awards, with the exception of the Hall of Fame.Irish sporting icon Sonia O’Sullivan was inducted into the illustrious Irish Independent Hall of Fame and, in second of two new awards this year, Galway hurler Joe Canning received the award for Magic Sports Moment for his part in the Tribesmen’s victory over Tipperary in the All-Ireland Semi Final.David Courtney, Head of Sport Content, Independent News & Media said: “We in the Irish Independent are honoured to celebrate yet another enthralling year for Irish sport. This is the 29th edition of the Irish Independent Sportstar Awards and an evening we look forward to each and every year. In Ireland, sport plays a huge part in our culture. It unites us. The passion, the energy, the emotion binds us as a nation, as a community. It is our privilege to support Ireland’s athletes across all sporting disciplines and from achievements at local level through to the world stage. But these awards would not be possible without our loyal readers and for that we are very grateful.”He continued: “The Irish Independent sports desk continuously seeks to deliver the best quality sports reporting to our readers. 2017 was another exceptional year for Irish sport and Irish athletes across the board and we have relished being in a position to showcase their achievements through our multiple platforms. As we celebrate the successes we also look forward to the future and the journey we will continue on together.”As well as the award winners, many recognisable faces and sporting heroes were in attendance at the gala event in Croke Park. Three-time Olympian Eamonn Coghlan was amongst the numerous athletics representatives including Catherina McKiernan. The most decorated GAA player in history Rena Buckely was joined by LGFA Player of the year Noelle Healy as well as other from both ladies football and camogie. Celebrating with him, Joe Canning’s teammate Conor Whelan relived their All-Ireland success whilst the same could be said for Dublin Senior Football Manager Jim Gavin as he watched his team take to the stage. Hockey’s World Goalkeeper of the Year David Harte mingled with young rising stars such as swimmer and one to watch for 2018 Mona McSharry. While former Irish football manager Brian Kerr, Dr. Ronnie Delany and the legendary voice of GAA Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh were also in attendance. IRISH INDEPENDENT SPORTSTAR OF THE YEAR 2017Aidan O’BrienIRISH INDEPENDENT YOUNG SPORTSTAR OF THE YEAR 2017Con O’CallaghanIRISH INDEPENDENT HALL OF FAME 2017Sonia O’SullivanIRISH INDEPENDENT MAGIC SPORTS MOMENT 2017Joe CanningIRISH INDEPENDENT TEAM OF THE YEAR 2017Dublin Senior Men’s Football TeamJoe Canning winner of the Irish Independent Magic Sports Moment 2017 award pictured at the star-studded 29th Irish Independent Sportstar Awards hosted in Croke Park Stadium in association with The Croke Park Hotel. Photo by Seb Daly/Sportsfileprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Aidan O’Brien Named Irish Independent Sportstar of the Yearcenter_img 20th December 2017; Joe Canning winner of the Irish Independent Magic Sports Moment 2017 award pictured at the star-studded 29th Irish Independent Sportstar Awards hosted in Croke Park Stadium in association with The Croke Park Hotel. Photo by Seb Daly/Sportsfilelast_img read more


Pieta House Chosen As Aer Arann Half Marathon Charity Partner For 2018

first_imgIn 2000, Aer Arann Islands founder Pádraig Ó Céidigh took part in the New York City Marathon and wanted to replicate the experience on the Aran Islands to raise money for charity. The first event took place on Inis Mór in 2001, and the Aer Arann Half Marathon has been a key event for the local community ever since. In the past, the event has supported Crumlin Children’s Hospital and Temple Street Children’s University Hospital, and 2018 marks the beginning of a three-year partnership with Pieta House. At the launch of the Aer Arann Islands Half Marathon In aid of Pieta House to be held on the weekend of the 6th,7th and 8th April 2018 (Race time: 7th April 12:00pm) on Inis Mór, Aran Islands www.aerarannhalfmarathon.ie Register now, Limited spaces.In The Photos: Senator Pádraig Ó Céidigh (Aer Arann), Joe Burke (Pieta House) Donna Burke (Pieta House) and Fainse Ni Ceidigh (Aer Arann). Photo:Andrew Downes, XPOSUREprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Pieta House is delighted to have been chosen as the Aer Arann Half Marathon charity partner for 2018. Running over three days from April 6th-8th, this exclusive event is open to just 150 participants, and is expected to raise in excess of €75,000 for its suicide and self-harm prevention and suicide bereavement services. Speaking about the 2018 Aer Arann Islands Half Marathon Pádraig Ó Céidigh said“We in Aer Arann Islands, together with our many friends, are delighted to be organising the Aer Arann Islands Half Marathon for the 18th year in succession. To date the Aer Arann Islands Half Marathon, has raised an excess of €1.5 million for numerous Irish charities. This year the Aer Arann Islands Half Marathon will support the fantastic work undertaken by Pieta House. The Aer Arann Islands Half Marathon could not happen without the wonderful friendships with its participants, committee and community on Inis Mór. Their dedication, passion and grá for the event and its uniqueness has resulted in its success to date”With over 85% of its funding coming from fundraising and donations, Pieta House relies on the generosity of the public to continue to provide its life-saving services free of charge, and events like the Aer Arann Half Marathon are vital to its continued success.Participants are required to raise a minimum of €550 in addition to the registration fee in order to take part, which goes directly to support the services of Pieta House.In addition to the race, participants will enjoy a weekend on beautiful Inis Mór, travelling to and from the island with Aer Arann Islands, and will receive a medal, certificate, and race pack. For more information or to register, visit www.aerarannhalfmarathon.ie. At the launch of the Aer Arann Islands Half Marathon In aid of Pieta House to be held on the weekend of the 6th,7th and 8th April 2018(Race time: 7th April 12:00pm) on Inis Mór, Aran Islandswww.aerarannhalfmarathon.ieRegister now, Limited spaces.In The Photos:Senator Pádraig Ó Céidigh (Aer Arann), Joe Burke (Pieta House) Donna Burke (Pieta House) and Fainse Ni Ceidigh (Aer Arann). Photo:Andrew Downes, XPOSURElast_img read more


Galway GAA Fixtures

first_imgFootballFixtures Sat02 Mar Division1 LeagueAt Tuam Stars, TuamStars V Mountbellew/Moylough, 2pm, Ref: Frank KinneenDivision3 LeagueAt Dunmore, DunmoreMacHales V Corofin, 3pm Ref: Gerry DalyJohnDunne CupAt Cregg, Annaghdown vKilkerrin/Clonberne, pm, Ref: Tbc; Sun03 Mar Division1 LeagueAt Killannin, KillanninV AnSpidéal, 2pm, Ref: Kieran QuinnAt Caherlistrane,Caherlistrane V Salthill-Knocknacarra, 2pm, Ref: Tony KeatingDivision2 LeagueAt Oughterard,Oughterard V Claregalway, 12i.n.Ref: Brenadan KinneavyAt Maigh Cuilinn, MaighCuilinn V Oranmore-Maree, 2pm, Ref: Ronan McNultyAt Kilconly, Kilconly VBearna, 2pm,  Ref: Austin O’ConnellAt Brownesgrove, CortoonShamrocks V An CheathrúRua, 2pm, Ref: P.J. RabbitteAt Mervue, St. James VOileáin Árann, 2pm, Ref: Muiris MacGearailtDivision3 LeagueAt Menlough, Menlough VMícheál Breathnach, 2pm, Ref: Gearoid O ConamhaAt Clonbur, An Fhairche– Clonbur V Headford, 2pm, Ref: Thomas Murphy At Monivea,Monivea-Abbey V Killererin, 3pm, Ref: Martin FlahertyDivision4 LeagueAt Letterfrack, RenvyleV Williamstown, 2pm, Ref: Noel GorhamAt Glenamaddy,Glenamaddy V Fr Griffins/Éire Óg, 2pm, Ref: Tom Ryder At Carna, Carna Cashel VClifden, 2pm, Ref: Máirtín Ó GríofaAt Kilconnell, StGabriel’s V Mountbellew/Moylough, 2pm, Ref: Gerry Moore At Ballygar, StBrendan’s V Caltra, 2pm, Ref: Noel Dempsey Hurling FixturesFri01 Mar Division2 Hurling LeagueAt Mullagh, St Mary’s,Athenry V Mullagh, 7:30, Ref: TBC; Sat02 Mar Division1 Hurling LeagueAt Ballyloughane, LiamMellows V Loughrea, 11am, Ref: Paul FahyU21AHurling ChampionshipAt Kinvara,Kilnadeema-Leitrim V Clarinbridge, 3.30pm, Ref: John McDonagh U21A1Hurling ChampionshipAt Eyrecourt,Meelick-Eyrecourt V Oranmore-Maree, 3.30pm, Ref: Derek Kelly At Craughwell,Craughwell V Loughrea, 3.30pm, Ref: Liam Gordon At Killimor, Killimor VKillimordaly, 3.30pm, Ref: Peter MurphyU21BHurling ChampionshipAt Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry,Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry V Cappataggle, 3.30pm, Ref: Gerry Donoghue Sun03 Mar IntermediateHurling League Semi FinalsAt Killimor,Meelick-Eyrecourt V Oranmore-Maree, 11am, Ref: Shane Curley At Lackagh, SylaneV Carnmore, 11am, Ref: Richard Mc Nicholas U21A1Hurling ChampionshipAt Kilconieron,Kilconieron V Michael Cusacks, 11am, Ref: James Lundon U21BHurling ChampionshipAt Castledaly, StThomas V Tommy Larkins, 11am,  Ref: NoelQuinn Mon04 Mar SeniorHurling League FinalAt Duggan Park, CappataggleV Pádraig Pearses, 7.30pm, Ref: Paul Fahy print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more


Manchester derby is all about points not managers

first_imgIf the first Manchester derby of the season was excessively dominated by the focus on a fascinating coaching rivalry, Thursday’s encounter (10pm) is strictly business.This time, few care about the Pep Guardiola-Jose Mourinho head-to-head records or their previous meetings in Spain’s La Liga.The stakes are high – City are fourth in the Premier League, just a point ahead of United after the same number of games.Both clubs are desperate to ensure a top-four finish and Champions League football next season and Thursday’s clash at the Etihad Stadium will be influential in determining how the pair end their campaigns.“This is about the clubs, the teams, this is about the positions at the end of the season. This is not about myself and Guardiola. I think now that is the correct approach,” Mourinho said this week, reflecting on the hype around the last derby.Still, given their stature in the game, it is impossible for the two coaches to be completely out of the picture.Guardiola’s first campaign at Manchester City risks ending in the worst Premier League finish for the club in seven seasons. City have not ended a campaign out of the top four since coming fifth in 2011 under Roberto Mancini.Sunday’s extra-time defeat by Arsenal in the FA Cup semi-final saw the last chance of silverware disappear after City’s loss to Monaco in the Champions League last 16.Former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach Guardiola has never endured a trophy-less season as a coach and, while City’s hierarchy will write this year off as a transitional phase, there will still be some surprise that he has achieved less than his predecessor Manuel Pellegrini.United, who lost 2-1 in the first league meeting with City, have steadily progressed under Mourinho.They have already lifted the League Cup and are 23 league games unbeaten while having a chance of more silverware – and a Champions League place – through the Europa League where they face Celta Vigo in the semi-finals.While United have lost top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic and key defender Marcos Rojo to long-term knee injuries, there is a real mood of optimism at Old Trafford.“It’s going to be the game of the season,” said United’s Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera.“We are in a very good moment, on a very good run and we respect them, but we are doing a lot of good things and we have to show it on Thursday,” he said.The long season fighting on several fronts has taken its toll on both teams however.As well as Ibrahimovic and Rojo, Mourinho, who has been rotating his squad, must wait to see if Paul Pogba is fit after he was substituted late in Sunday’s 2-0 win at Burnley.Central defenders Phil Jones and Chris Smalling and midfielder Juan Mata are also on the injured list.For City, leading scorer Sergio Aguero is expected to play but playmaker David Silva are battling to be fit while Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus could return after a long-term injury.last_img read more


2 students vying for UGSS presidency

first_imgWith elections imminent, two students have intensified their campaigns for the University of Guyana Student Society (UGSS) presidency.Current President Ron Glasgow and International Relations (IR) student Brian Smith are the only two candidates in the presidential race.A third student was campaigning for the position but due to unanticipated difficulties, he fell out of the race.Both candidates are hoping for the opportunity to transform their vision for the improvement of the campus experience into a reality so that all 8000-plus students can boast of having an all-encompassing college life.Glasgow, who took up the seat following the departure of UGSS President Joshua Griffith, is hoping for a second term in office to continue the work he commenced.Ron GlasgowBrian SmithThis Economics student is confident he has what it takes to improve the student experience with his comprehensive action plan. His objectives are to boost club creation, to stimulate club activity, to form Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) with other universities, to improve sporting and recreational facilities, among others.“I am contesting again because I want to continue what I left off and expand upon what I have already done. This may sound clichéd but I want to bring the University of Guyana back to life. The institution is dead and there is so much that needs to be done to bring it back to life,” Glasgow expressed, noting that his plan will definitely enhance the college experience by empowering students.He explained that there are not enough clubs available on campus; only 14 clubs with a student population of over 8000.“It’s pretty insignificant and out of the 14 clubs, only six are active,” he pointed out.Presidential hopeful Glasgow said he will push for the creation of more clubs as well as the stimulation of existing clubs: “We need places where students can go and express themselves, express their hobbies,” he stated, noting that there is more to the college experience than just academics.Glasgow noted too that MoUs with other universities will provide a lot of benefits for the student population such as foreign exchange programmes, research and intercampus association and development.He also hopes to continue the improvement of existing sporting facilities since the current structures are too substandard and are far from encouraging the involvement in on-campus sporting activities.Glasgow also wants to construct a recreational centre which will be a hub for students to go have fun playing games and being social.Having a firsthand knowledge of the structure of UGSS and the experience of managing the affairs of the student body, Glasgow is confident he is the best person to continue the work of improving the facilities on campus.Meanwhile, his competition decided to join the race after growing disgruntled with the setbacks in several projects which could have significantly improved college experience.“I am running for the UGSS presidency essential because primarily my decision to run came as a result of having been a faculty rep in 2014 and projects which we lobbied hard for, projects which we had essentially not completed, done the groundwork for and left the final stages in the hand of next administration, were left unattended to. Since they were left unattended to, that prompted my decision to join the race of presidency for UGSS,” he explained.Smith’s campaign is focused on three pillars: sport and recreational development, student relations, and financial accountability.Expanding on these initiatives, he expressed utmost dissatisfaction with the lack of interest placed on sports and recreational development on campus: “Sport is almost nonexistent on campus,” he lamented, pointing out that there has been no bulletin about the yearly sport activities since the semester begun.Consequently, the first item on his agenda would be to raise the standard of sport on campus. He noted that the ground at UG is vast and has the potential to generate its own revenue so as to ensure proper maintenance.This presidential aspirant noted too that the student/administrative relations are poor and need major improvements. Smith said strident steps must be taken to eliminate the royal runaround students endure to get a simple matter looked after and he intends to lead this cause. He intends to ensure students are empowered by making sure they are fully aware of the various services they are entitled to and the process by which they can utilise them.Additionally, Smith has promised full disclosure on the spending of students’ monies.He emphasised that there needs to be more accountability when it comes to the budgeting and spending of the fees students pay to gain their education.“Students want to know how their monies are being spent…students haven’t been kept abreast with what has been done with this money, and I wanna keep the student population informed,” he pledged. UGSS Elections will be held on September 28.last_img read more


Transitional care unit fate is acute issue

first_imgSANTA CLARITA – Heeding activists’ calls to find alternatives should Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital close its transitional-care unit, the city has created an ad hoc task force to explore viable options. In September, Roger Seaver, Newhall Memorial’s president, expects to recommend converting the hospital’s 27 transitional-care beds to acute-care beds. The change could take place toward the end of 2007 at the earliest, he said via e-mail. “The committee is going to make sure we have done everything we can to have quality and a continuum of care in this valley the TCU has provided,” Santa Clarita Mayor Laurene Weste said. The 27-bed transitional-care unit provides skilled nursing care, often to elderly patients, who no longer need acute care but are not ready to return home. Two years ago, the hospital converted 29 of the unit’s 56 beds to acute care – inpatient surgery, observation and intensive care – and in April, hospital officials said converting the remaining beds might better serve the community’s future acute-care needs. “We’re hoping the City Council does not approve the hospital expansion plan without including a transitional-care unit or until we have some type of alternative up here,” said Robin Clough, co-chairwoman of the Committee Against Closing the TCU and director of recreation and volunteers at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center. Protesters have staged at least four rallies opposing the unit’s closure. judy.orourke@dailynews.com (661) 257-5255160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesTask force members are expected to include car-dealership owners and philanthropists Don and Cheri Fleming; Seaver; Brad Berens, executive director of the Santa Clarita Valley Committee on Aging; Judy Freed; publisher Richard Budman; Mayor Laurene Weste; Councilman Bob Kellar; and City Manager Ken Pulskamp. Others will be invited to join the group. Berens said it could be cost-prohibitive to build a new skilled-nursing facility in the Santa Clarita Valley, so it behooves the group to begin talking with operators of existing facilities – preferably nonprofit organizations – and evaluating locations that could be outfitted to provide suitable care. Dr. Gene Dorio, who has a private geriatric private practice, lobbied to keep the unit open, but has not been asked to join the task force. “It’s the best thing that could happen to the seniors should they lose the transitional-care unit – that the City Council is looking for a viable alternative,” he said. Over the next five years, Newhall Memorial plans to convert or add 50 acute-care rooms, its $13.6 million emergency-room expansion is under way and a master plan is under review. The Santa Clarita City Council does not oversee hospital operations but its members vote on development plans and some hope that weight can be leveraged to help patients caught in the middle. last_img read more


Adrian talks West Ham future and relationship with Joe Hart on talkSPORT

first_img West Ham goalkeeper Adrian West Ham goalkeeper Adrian has told talkSPORT he has ‘a good relationship with Joe Hart’, but admits he could look to leave the club if he doesn’t get enough game time this season.The Spaniard has fallen down the pecking order at the London Stadium following the England number one’s arrival on loan from Manchester City in the summer.Hart’s move has restricted former No.1 Adrian to only three Hammers appearances this term – with all three coming in the EFL Cup.Despite taking his place as the club’s first-choice keeper, though, the 30-year-old insists he has no ill feelings towards his new team-mate.“He is a good bloke and a great goalkeeper,” he told talkSPORT international.“He came here to play and they are giving him the chance to. This season I have this role and I am accepting it but of course I want continuity and I want to play every week.”Adrian put in an impressive display in his most recent outing, pulling off a number of crucial saves in Wednesday’s stunning 3-2 comeback against Tottenham at Wembley Stadium.And the glovesman hopes his performances he will give manager Slaven Bilic a selection headache and will lead to more games for the remainder of the campaign.“My personal records and stats from the last 5 years are there,” he added.“It´s time to make the most of the opportunities the manager gives me so I give him headaches and he considers making a change in his goalkeeper selection.”If those minutes do not come, however, the Spaniard admits he may be forced to seek a move away from West Ham for more regular game time.“I still have a contract with West Ham for the remainder of this season and the next one but, as I said, I want continuity,” said the Spaniard.“I want to carry on playing games and I want to be happy. The way to achieve that is playing every Sunday.“If I am not given the chance to play here I will try to reach an agreement with the club. Of course I won´t stop fighting for my chance and I have showed that [in Wednesday’s win over Spurs]. I will keep on doing the same next time I have an opportunity.”Asked if he would seek a return Spain or look to stay in the Premier League, if he does leaves the Hammers, Adrian added: “To be honest I don´t know.“I would have to consider my options and wait for the next transfer window and also see if I can reach an agreement with the club. I wouldn´t mind, that´s for sure.” 1last_img read more