Jenkinson aims to get in swing of things


SCarl Jenkinson is still celebrating his first full Premier League appearance for the Irons.

The on loan Arsenal right back was delighted to play his part in the 2-0 win over QPR and said: “Hopefully I can get right into the swing of things now.”

He explained: “I felt I was doing well in training, but with the team winning, I have had to bide my time a little bit.

“But I have done enough to impress the gaffer to put me in the team, so hopefully I can do the business and keep my place.”

But he was shocked ahead of the game looking at the League table and said: “I  saw us in 16th and thinking about the way we have been playing, I thought ‘what are we doing down there?’.

“We have missed out on a few points which we should have had and that is why the three points was so important against QPR.

“We can play a lot better than we did in this game, but the most important thing was the three points.”

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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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  • Michael Miller says:

    Jenkinson got into positions several times where you expected him to push on and go round the outside, but he stopped and turned back inside – he doesn’t seem to be able to use his left foot so he either passed inside or backwards.

    I just couldn’t understand what he was up to – it seemed so negative – maybe he lacks a bit of confidence or whatever but maybe Wenger not such a mug after all!

    • baddowhammer says:

      I read an interview by Jenkinson after the game,where he said there were times in the game that he would have normally bombed forward,but feeling short of match fitness didn’t want to be caught out of position,let’s hope we see him do that,i was impressed with his all round contribution though. C.O.Y.I.

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