Loan signing Jenkinson sees bright future
CARL JENKINSON reckons there is plenty more to come from high-flying West Ham.
The right-back made his full Hammers debut in Sunday’s 2-0 win over QPR that lifted Sam Allardyce’s side up to seventh.
Already it looks more than likely that the club will avoid the nervy battle against relegation that dominated much of last season.
But Jenkinson believes there is much room for improvement.
The on-loan Arsenal youngster said: “In terms of our performance, it was far from our best, but we came out with a 2-0 win against QPR.
“It’s a strange thing early on in the season, because it’s all still so tight.
“I looked at the league and saw us in 16th – and I was thinking we shouldn’t be in that position on the basis of the way we’ve been playing.
“We’ve missed out on a few points we should have got and we’ve been quite unfortunate on that front.”
Jenkinson admits he has been left frustrated after injury stalled his efforts to impress Allardyce and make an impact at Upton Park.
But he added: “With the team on a good run, I’ve had to be patient.
“I think I’ve done enough to impress the gaffer to get back into the team.
“Hopefully, I can do my business and help the team going forward, which has got to be the aim.
“It’s a fantastic club
with fantastic fans. Most importantly for me, I’ve come into a very good environment.
“There’s a great bunch of lads here. There are no bad eggs in the changing room, everyone’s mucking in together and it’s a pleasure to be a part of that.
“It’s a club going in the right direction. I don’t want to get too carried away, but I think we can have a really strong season.
“And hopefully, I will play a big part in that.”