Photo: New West Ham signing Darren Randolph on first day of Hammers training

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A new addition to West Ham United's playing squad had his first chance to impress manager Slaven Bilic this week.

New West Ham United signing Darren Randolph has been photographed on his first day of Hammers training.

The picture was posted on the club’s official Twitter account and comes three weeks after West Ham completed a deal for the former Birmingham City goalkeeper.

The 28-year-old played 92 times for the Championship side before becoming a free agent this summer, and it was not long before he was snapped up by the Hammers.

Randolph has previously played for Motherwell and Charlton Athletic among others but he will have his work cut out getting much game-time ahead of West Ham's current first-choice ‘keeper Adrian.

The Spaniard played every single one of West Ham’s league matches last season and has 68 appearances for the club to date.

The same age as Randolph, Adrian will have no intention of losing his place to the Republic of Ireland international but his arrival could be the added competition the latter needs to up his performances even more.

With Jussi Jaaskelainen leaving Upton Park this summer, a new back-up ‘keeper was always going to be high on the agenda, and now Randolph has started training to show new manager Slaven Bilic just what he is capable of.

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