Freddie Potts creates huge impression


Young Freddie Potts has created a huge impression with Wycombe Wanderers an is showing why the Hammers have no need to look for more midfielders in the winter or summer windows.

The 20-year-old was loaned to Wycombe Wanderers ahead of the new season and has been making a serious impression on his playing colleagues and the fans at Adams Park.

That won’t come as a surprise to those of us who watched him in pre-season Down Under and in domestic friendlies.

And so far he has been a regular for the League One side over 15 games, gaining rave reviews and scoring in games against Charlton and Peterborough United.

The defensive midfielder has drawn words of praise from manager David Moyes and one can only hope that he will be given his chance when he returns to the Hammers next summer.

It is going to be hard for him to break through given our strength in the middle of the park but there’s no doubt he has plenty about him and has every chance.

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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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  • SelsdonHammer says:

    He is an excellent prospect and his style is similar to that of Declan Rice. Unfortunately with Moyes, who will not back Academy players, as manager he has no chance of having a career at West Ham. File under Conor Coventry

  • Buster says:

    Freddie Potts hasn’t yet shown the promise of Declan Rice at the same age, which is why he’s out on loan getting experience. Conor Coventry, like others before him isn’t good enough for the Premier League. David Moyes is a shrewd judge of players. Which Academy players who were moved on after Moyes arrived, have set the world alight at their new clubs?? The answer proves Moyes was right to let them go.

    I hope young Potts is in contention for next season. David Moyes will know if he’s ready.

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