West Ham United fans could soon see some new faces in their first-team.
West Ham United may have only recently ended their last Premier League campaign but some of the club’s players are already back for pre-season training with the Europa League qualifying stage just round the corner.
Slaven Bilic’s first match in charge of the Hammers comes on 2 July when they take on Andorran side FC Lusitanos, but with the season starting so early for the London club expect some unfamiliar faces in the starting line-up.
Here we take a look at three players who could make their West Ham debuts in the upcoming European clash.
Goalkeeper Darren Randolph signed as a free agent following his exit from Birmingham City earlier this summer, and while the 28-year-old is back-up to first-choice stopper Adrian, expect the Republic of Ireland international to start against Lusitanos.
It will be a good chance for him to stake his claim for a regular starting-spot, although given the calibre of opposition he may not be particularly busy on the day.
Josh Cullen made it into the match-day squad twice last season, an unused substitute in the Premier League games against Arsenal and Aston Villa.
Having seen fellow youngster Reece Burke get his chance in the final few weeks of the last campaign, Cullen will be hoping to follow suit and he could well get a chance in early July.
The 19-year-old central midfielder is very talented and is a regular in the Hammers’ under-21 side.
Doneil Henry may have signed for West Ham back in January, but the Canadian international is yet to make his senior debut for the club. Instead he went on loan to Championship side Blackburn Rovers, where he impressed in his brief spell at Ewood Park.
The centre-back has 13 caps for his country and this match will be the perfect chance for him to play after arriving from Toronto FC in early 2015.