English midfielder who joined West Ham United in 2004 and has also served as their captain. He represented England's national team at the U16 through U21 levels.
He played with West Ham United's youth team from ages 13 to 17.
He was sent on loan to both Hull City and Ipswich Town in 2006, appearing in a combined 18 games for the two clubs.
He married Carly Noble in 2012; they have a daughter named Honey.
He was joined by Matt Jarvis on West Ham United in 2012.