David Sullivan gives his verdict on Sam Byram's West Ham debut

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David Sullivan was impressed with Sam Byram's West Ham debut.

West Ham United co-chairman David Sullivan has told the club's official website that he felt new signing Sam Byram did 'very well' on his debut.

Byram, 22, joined the Hammers from Leeds United last week, and was immediately named on the bench for Saturday's game against title challengers Manchester City, which ended in a 2-2 draw.

Yet, when Carl Jenkinson picked up an injury in the first half, Byram was called upon, and was immediately thrown into Premier League action just days after arriving at Upton Park.

However, Byram gave an impressive performance, and could now be relied upon even more heavily in the coming weeks, depending on the severity of Jenkinson's injury.

In what has been a whirlwind week for the full back, Byram has come out with plenty of plaudits, and he has received praise from Hammers co-chairman David Sullivan.

Sullivan, who of course helped engineer Byram's move to East London, spoke to the club's official website on Sunday, and admitted he was impressed with what the new arrival had to offer.

He did also add that Byram suffered from cramp late in the game, but he adapted well to life in the top flight despite not being expected to play any part at all against City.

"I thought Sam Byram, who wasn’t expected to play, did very well on his debut," said Byram. "He had cramp at the end as he’d missed a few days of training. It’s a big jump and he’s got to adapt but I think he did well," he added.

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