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West Ham striker joins Ipswich

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Jordan+Brown+Colchester+v+West+Ham+United+lbYrwVy3vxclWest Ham Academy striker Jordan Brown was a trialist for Ipswich Under 21’s in a 2-1 win over Barnsley youngsters. 19 year old Brown is out of contract at the end of the season and he has been told  by West Ham he will not be offered new terms, having joined the Hammers academy from Arsenal’s youth set-up in 2013.

Brown’s only senior appearance for the Hammers came as a 80th minute substitute in the Europa League defeat to Romanian side Astra Giurgiu last August. Brown  also spent a month on loan at Chelmsford City in the autumn, where he made four appearances and more recently went to Germany in his quest to find a new club

At the time of joining West Ham, three years ago Brown bemoaned a lack of opportunities at Arsenal. “I’d been at Arsenal for eight years and they wanted to keep me, but I sat down with my parents and my agents and we thought it was a better decision to come to West Ham, The opportunities are here and I thought, at Arsenal, maybe I could have faded away because I’ve seen it happen before. I thought, the opportunity was there for me at West Ham and it has the attributes for me to be what I want to be in football.”

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  • johnboy says:

    Its cut throat , and always will be !

  • Gobby says:

    Sure is John.The majority of our kids will never make more than a handful of appearances for the first team if at all.Its easy as fans to call for youth to be given a chance but we rarely see them play enough to judge their abilities.Its fine giving them a chance if there good enough for first team action but in the main they never will be.Remember people crying out for Elliot Lee to be given a go last season but he just isn’t good enough.The coaching staff know whether they can hack it or not & most can’t.Having said that I really hope Cullen can progress he looks a very good kid.

  • Roman says:

    So with that in mind is Oxford on his way in the summer?

    • Gobby says:

      Well for the majority who don’t make it there is always a couple who do,but let’s be honest here how many of the hundreds of youth players we have had in the last decade have made it into the first team.Maybe 1 in 30 or 40 as a guess??

  • COYI247 says:

    Always a sad feeling when one of the Academy youngsters moves on, but a move to Ipswich could be a LOT worse. They are challenging for the Prem, and only just up the A12….Releasing could even come back to haunt us.
    I remember being very put out when we realeased Jordan Spence. Fantastic centre half, but, unfortunatley he hasn’t shone big time since – ditto Rob Hall. Both are with MK Dons who look like dropping to 1st Div. Shame…
    Nice to see Stanislas doing v well at Bournemouth….

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