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Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Nathan Trott Praises West Ham Teammates

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Nathan Trott praised the character displayed by West Ham United PL2 in their 0-0 draw away at Newcastle United.

West Ham began brightly but were forced to play the majority of the fixture with ten men after Arthur Masuaku’s red card on 30 minutes.

However, Terry Westley’s men showed fantastic discipline in the second half and could have easily taken all three points.

Nonetheless, it was a valuable point and keeper Trott, who made a string of superb saves on the night, thinks the draw speaks volumes for the squad’s togetherness.

“I think we showed great character in the game especially with ten men,” he said. “The lads showed discipline and I think it was an important point at the end of the day.

“Teamwork-wise, we’re probably the best in the league. I think that will take us forward in the upcoming games.

“We were congratulated in the dressing room afterwards for keeping our heads and discipline, because obviously it’s hard to play with ten men.”

Trott came to West Ham’s rescue on a number of occasions in the second half, as the ten men in claret and blue began to tire in the final 20 minutes.

But that was only after the visitors missed a host of chances to take all three points. Marcus Browne, Edimilson Fernandes and Ashley Fletcher were all thwarted at some stage by Newcastle keeper Matz Sels.

The point sees the Hammers stay in fifth position in Premier League 2, as they prepare for another visit to St. James’ Park on Saturday in the last 16 of the Premier League Cup.

“No one has picked up three points so everyone is still quite close together and I think we can still finish in the play-offs,” Trott added.

“Having eleven men will be more of an advantage in the next game and that will hopefully help us play the football that we can normally play. If we can do that on Saturday, we can come out victorious for sure.”
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