Diego Poyet is looking for game time.
And after his display in the Europa Cup match on Thirsday he spoke about the new boss and the welcome he had given the lads as he appeared in the dressing room od 2015 for the first time.
The defensive midfielder said: “He is trying to get to know us all, he has spoken to us as a group in Ireland. He has good presence about him.
All I can say of him is what I have seen of him before at Bestikas and Croatia, that he has charisma, it is exciting for everyone.”
He’s hopeful that he will get a chance to impress but knows that depends to the team’s progress in domestic and League Cup competitions.
He added: “It depends on how far we get in things like cups and Europa League. The gaffer might give a chance to some of the younger players.
“We were unfortunate last season as we lost in the Capital One Cup against Sheffield United early on, so it was difficult. Hopefully, fingers crossed, some youngsters will get the chance to play. “
Having gone out on loan last season to Huddersfield Town to get match action, Poyet told the official site that could be the case again for him this year but his objective is an Irons first team place.
He explained: “I don’t know about a loan. I haven’t spoken to anyone about it. My preference would be to stay at West Ham as that is where I want to be.”