Carlton Cole on pay cut – ‘It was a matter of honour’

Carlton Cole has revealed that taking his pay cut felt like 'a matter of honour' and that the 'weight is now off my shoulders' after the Hammers got themselves promoted.  Carlton famously took a pay cut following our relegation last season, after the club attempted to use him as a makeweight in a move to Stoke City.  But he wanted to knuckle down and re-gain some pride, and he certainly did last season with some important performances and scoring the opener in the play off final.  I really hope Carlton can progress even further this season and get on the scoresheet even more often.

 You can read more of the interview care of Iain Dale