Sam Byram admits taking a big step up by joining West Ham United

West Ham Upton Park

Sam Byram joined West Ham United from Leeds United.

Sam Byram has told West Ham United’s official website that he is desperate to play more matches for the club, as he looks to adjust to playing Premier League football.

Byram was brought to the Hammers from Leeds United in the January transfer window, and he admits that he has taken a big step up by moving to Upton Park.

The 22-year-old believes that the best way for him to adapt to his new surroundings is to be thrown in at the deep end, and after starting against Norwich City on Saturday he is hoping to receive more regular action in the future.

“It’s a big step up and I’m still trying to ease my way in and learn on the training pitch and in games, so hopefully I’ll keep getting better and be able to express myself, the more game time I get," Byram said. 

Byram has a huge amount of experience, given his tender years, at Championship level, but he has never played in the top flight before.

However the right-back has made a positive start at West Ham, having now made three appearances for Slaven Bilic’s side.

Byram made his debut against Manchester City, before going on to make an appearance against Southampton and, most recently, in the aforementioned Norwich match which finished as a 2-2 draw.

Despite his own impressive performances, Byram is yet to win in a West Ham shirt and he will be ineligible to play at the weekend when his side face Blackburn Rovers in the FA Cup fifth round.

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