Jenkinson hints at his instinct before re-joining West Ham on loan

West Ham United defender Carl Jenkinson has suggested that the Hammers have plenty going for them as he prepares for a second season on loan with the club.

Defender Carl Jenkinson has told the official West Ham website that his instincts urged him to get back to Upton Park, after a decent campaign last season.

The right-back has re-signed for West Ham for another season on loan, following the reward of a new contract with his parent club Arsenal.

Jenkinson has suggested that everything about the Hammers is positive moving forward, as the club looks to produce a positive ten months under manager Slaven Bilic before the move into the Olympic Stadium.

“To be honest I just wanted to come back here and I'm happy everything's been sorted out. I've got another season here and I can't wait,” he told

“Everything about it is fantastic - it's a real family Club, the lads are great and the fans are great, so it ticks all the boxes you want when you join a football Club.”

“I've got to come in, show what I can do and prove myself to a new manager. That keeps you on your toes and I've got to go and do that in pre-season.”

Straight into the back four

It’s a no-brainer for Bilic to slot Jenkinson straight into his back four for the return of the Premier League and for other high profile matches.

He’ll challenge the defender in pre-season training, as he is with other players, but as long as he doesn’t get injured and isn’t a million miles behind in terms of his fitness, Jenkinson will start regularly for West Ham next year.

He should be looking to play well and play hard, with a point to prove following his new deal with the Gunners.

Bilic will challenge him to show everyone why that was the right decision on the part of Arsenal and if that benefits the Hammers in the process, the manager will certainly be happy.

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