'It's been frustrating to be honest,' West Ham player speaks after finally making full debut

Carl Jenkinson 2

Arsenal's Carl Jenkinson has talked about his full debut for loan club West Ham United.

West Ham United defender Carl Jenkinson has been speaking about making his first start for the Hammers.

The on-loan Arsenal player started the 2-0 victory over Queens Park Rangers that saw Sam Allardyce’s side climb up to seventh in the table, and he has been talking to the club’s official website about that match and his hopes for the future.

Jenkinson made three substitute appearances for West Ham prior to Sunday’s match, but having finally played his first full 90 minutes, he is hoping it is just the start.

“It’s been a little frustrating, to be honest, “ Jenkinson said, “coming here and getting an injury, particularly as I’ve not really had one for a couple of years. But fortunately I didn’t miss too many games. It was a six-week injury and yet I only missed three games.”

The West Ham defender admitted that his injury lay-off and lack of minutes in recent weeks saw him not performing at the level he would have liked.

“There was a lot of space in front of me but I just didn’t have it in my legs to bomb on as much as I’d have liked,” he added.

“But that’s normal, I’ve not played 90 minutes for a couple of months now, so it will improve on that front.”

West Ham have started the season in excellent form and their summer signings have proved to be canny additions. The on-loan Arsenal man has the ability to do the same; the key – as he admitted himself – is simply to ensure he stays in the team and builds up to his best.

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch