Darren Randolph happy with back-up role at West Ham United

West Ham Upton Park

Darren Randolph is set to start for West Ham United against Liverpool this evening.

Darren Randolph has insisted on West Ham United’s official site that he is satisfied with the role he has at Upton Park.

Randolph was brought to the Hammers from Birmingham City in the summer, but he has only been used as goalkeeping cover.

With Adrian in fine form, the Republic of Ireland international has generally only seen game time in cup competitions.

However, Randolph insists that he is not unhappy with his lack of action, and he is just grateful to Slaven Bilic when he does get picked.

“I take heart from any game that I play in and especially the performances I have put in over the last few games and hopefully I can take that into the Liverpool tie,” he said.

“I am just happy to play and get any game time I can get. The Liverpool game is another chance for me to go out and show what I can do.”

Randolph has racked up eight appearances so far this season, but his only action in 2016 has come in the FA Cup.

The 28-year-old is yet to concede a goal, after keeping clean-sheets against Wolverhampton Wanderers and Liverpool in the London club’s first two matches in the FA Cup.

If he can help contribute towards a shut-out tonight, the Hammers should have a good chance of progressing - with Bilic’s men looking to knock Liverpool out of the competition in a replay, after they drew 0-0 at Anfield.

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