Loan sign­ing Jenkinson sees bright fu­ture

Midweek Sport - - ON THE NOSE - By IAN WIN­ROW

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.

Plea­sure

“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.”

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