Jack Sullivan: What Teddy Sheringham told my father about Diafra Sakho

West Ham

Jack Sullivan seems to rate West Ham United striker Diafra Sakho highly.

West Ham United co-chairman David Sullivan’s son has written in his column on the club’s official website that Diafra Sakho will be successful next season.

Jack Sullivan believes that the Senegal international striker will be back among the goals in the 2015-16 campaign, revealing what departed attacking coach Teddy Sheringham told his father about him.

“We will hopefully have a lot of competition for places in the striking roles and it will also be great to see Diafra Sakho back in action,” Sullivan wrote on West Ham’s official website.

“He had a great first season in England and I know Teddy Sheringham told my dad last season that he is prolific every day in training so hopefully he can be back among the goals once again.”

Sakho started the 2014-15 season for West Ham brilliantly following his move from French club Metz last summer.

At one stage it looked as though the 25-year-old Senegal international would score 15 to 20 goals in the Premier League, but he ended up with 10 in 23 league appearances.

It was not exactly a great return, but the former Metz star and the West Ham fans should be happy with his debut season in the English top flight.

With the Hammers looking to finish in a European spot next season, Sakho will play a key role and his goals will be vital.

The fact that Sheringham was impressed with the Senegalese should also encourage the West Ham supporters.

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