Iron’s future in the balance


West Ham’s goalkeeping prospect Nathan Trott is likely to be sent out on loan in the summer as the club looks for a new stopper  with Lukas Fabainski entering the last year of his deal.

Trott has yet to make any impact on first team proceedings apart from helping fill the bench and had his only first team tun out in the Fifth Round FA Cup tie against Manchester United.

He has had a year out on loan previously at AFC Wimbledon and the manager is expected to arrive at a decision on his future over the next two or three months.

But ClaretandHugh understands that at this stage he is not seen as being  a replacement should injury intervene with either Fab or Darren Randolph,

And in those circumstances the club look likely to allow him to gain more experience with a Championship club in the hope that he can step up to first team level.

A similar decision is expected on Nathan Holland whose future has been held back by successive injuries.

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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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