Leo Chambers explains his main hope at West Ham this season

West Ham United youngster Leo Chambers is hopeful of breaking into the first team under Slaven Bilic.

West Ham United youngster Leo Chambers has told the club’s official website and the frustration he endured with a long term injury and his main aim now that he’s back playing.

The 20-year-old has just featured for the academy ranks after making his last appearance in January 2014 and he appears to be determined to give everything to make up for lost time.

He’s made it clear what he’s hoping to achieve with the prospect of featuring for Slaven Bilic and what he wants to happen if the first team boss doesn’t feel he’s ready to make the step up from the youth system.

“It was a very tough period being out for so long. A lot of stuff went on off the pitch, away from the training ground but I managed to cope, the people around me helped a lot, the staff, my family but also my teammates. I’m just happy to be playing right now,” he told whufc.com.

“My hopes like everyone else is to break into the first team, that’s always been the goal. If that doesn’t happen then we’ll have to go back to the drawing board and hopefully get a loan somewhere.”

A tough challenge

It’s going to be very difficult for Chambers to force his way into first team contention because the defence is one of the strongest areas of Bilic’s team.

The first team boss has plenty of different options through central defence, including Reece Burke, as well as quality and cover in the wide positions.

It may be the case that Chambers is given a chance in a domestic cup competition but if that’s not possible then a loan deal makes sense for all parties.

It would allow the player to play regularly, which is what he wants, and would allow the club to benefit from a stronger and more confident player at the end of the process.

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