'Keeper pens new contract

  • by Staff Writer
  • Wednesday, 29th June 2022

West Ham United's Nathan Trott has signalled his determination to break through into David Moyes' first team plans by signing a two-year contract extension.

The 23-year-old stopper, who first arrived at West Ham at the age of 16 spent last season on loan with Ligue 2 side Nantes is currently behind Lukasz Fabianski, new signing Alphonse Areola and Darren Randolph at present in the pecking order.

However that added experience of first team football last season has left Trott - whose new deal also includes an option for an additional two years - believing that he can potentially make the breakthrough in the coming years.

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"The next step will be to try and impress as much as I can," he told whufc.com. "We've got Lukasz, Alphonse and Darren here as well so I'm just going to try and push them as much as I can.

"I’m at that age now when I've got a lot more experience and appearances under my belt, so I feel like I'm a lot more mature than I was. The next step for me is to try and impress as much as I can in the pre-season games and hopefully catch the manager’s eye.

“I try not to think about age too much," he continued. "It’s a long career for goalkeepers and 23/24 is very young for a 'keeper. I just try to not think about my age at this point and just try and show what I can do with my ability and see where it can take me.

“It’s been very positive since I've been back. Seeing how the team's been performing over the last two or three years it's something I want to be a part of. I'm really happy that the club value me and have invested time to hopefully push me into the [first] team in the future.”

Meanwhile West Ham's goalkeeping coach Xavi Valero admitted he was "excited" at the prospect of helping Trott, an England U20 international, continue his development.

"Nathan is a promising young goalkeeper, with a bright future,” he said. “He’s got a fantastic attitude to his day-to-day work. He just wants to keep learning and improving. Working with the group of ‘keepers we have here at West Ham will only help his development."

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