Ajeti ready to repay Pelle’s trust


Albian Ajetii looks set to make his second appearance in the claret and blue to Oxford tonight knowing he is a fully trusted member of the Hammers squad.

The Swiss international was drafted into the team against Newport County but made little impact during a 2-0 win.

However, he is convinced the manager  and himself have a two way trust and that he is set to prove himself as a top level player.

At this stage the rest of us need t trust Pellegrini who has got  little wrong in the transfer market but should he be involved this evening as expected many will be looking for signs of what Ajeti is all about.

He has been described as a box player and hopefully this evening we will discover just what he has and see some signs as to why Pellegrini signed him in what nobody expects to be anything less thana very difficult Cup match.

Speaking at the striker said:  “I feel in myself that the coach trusts a lot in me and I trust him too, and he knows I’ll do everything to get my minutes on the pitch The coach knows my qualities and I have big self-confidence and believe I can rise to every challenge.

“It’s just important to continue to do my work as well as I can and hopefully more opportunities will come. I am ready, and the coach knows he can put me in every game.

“I’m waiting for every game, for the cup games and even in the Premier League. The coach knows it and he can put me in any game he wants.”

Albian Ajeti's debut came in the Carabao Cup win at Newport County

Should Ajeti start against Karl Robinson’s League One side, he could either replace Sebastien Haller as West Ham’s lone centre forward or line up alongside him in attack.

Whatever option Pellegrini chooses, the youngster says he enjoys working on his game with the more-experienced Frenchman.

“We have a very good relationship, because he is someone I can speak to in French and this makes things easier,” the No27 confirmed. “It’s fun to work with him.

“We are two strikers and it’s possible to play with two strikers sometimes, although this is the decision of the coach!”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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