Martin pens new Hammers deal

Goalkeeper, David Martin has put pen to paper on a one-year contract extension with West Ham United.

The 35-year-old stopper will remain at the London Stadium until June 2022, providing back-up to Łukasz Fabiański and Darren Randolph as well as working closely with the Hammers promising academy goalkeepers.

Speaking to www.whufc.com, the son of former West Ham defender, Alvin Martin enthused: “To be at a club I’ve supported all my life, and to have the opportunity to stay for another year, it means everything.

“Being a positive vibe around the place is very important to me – to try and help the lads in whatever way I can. I give it everything in training and try to compete with Łukasz, Darren and Nathan Trott, and just try to enjoy it and always make sure I am ready to play if ever called upon. I try to make sure everyone is working hard and have that positive vibe.”

Martin continued: “I’m not just saying this, but it’s probably the best group of lads I’ve been with. You go into most dressing rooms and there’s cliques here and cliques there. Obviously, we’ve got all different nationalities, but there’s not one clique where you’re scared to go and talk to that group. It’s been a real joy to be a part of and that transfers onto the pitch because you know that when you go onto the pitch you’ve got everyone’s back.

“It’s great to be a part of because it’s so competitive and like I said I think everyone has enjoyed it behind the scenes, working hard and trying to get that progress and get that goal at the end of the day.”

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Brian Jeeves

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