Stephen Hendrie admits wanting loan move from West Ham United

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West Ham United signed Stephen Hendrie from Hamilton last summer.

West Ham United defender Stephen Hendrie has admitted to the Glasgow Evening Times that he wishes he was still out on loan.

Hendrie joined Southend United earlier in the campaign, and he made a good impression with the League One side.

The 21-year-old full-back played five times for the Shrimpers, and that taste of first-team football seems to have left him craving more.

However, he is currently back at the Hammers and while he admits that it is amazing to be involved at the club, he admits that his task of breaking into the first-team is very difficult.

“I am back with the 21s and we are in the cup final now so it is looking good for the rest of the season,” Hendrie said.

“I would have liked to have stayed out on loan and played more but it wasn’t to be. I am happy to be back at West Ham and I am looking forward to the rest of the season.

“We have some great players so I will stick with the 21s and see the season out and then give it another go next season.

“It is amazing to be at the club and to be involved right now. We are only one point off a Champions League spot so to be around the place with the big names is great.”

Hendrie joined West Ham from Hamilton last summer, but he is yet to make his debut for the London club.

The full-back was bought because of his potential, and Slaven Bilic has been reluctant to throw him in at the deep end.

Hendrie has still been able to watch his Hammers teammates put together a very promising campaign from close quarters, though.

West Ham are on the verge of breaking into the top four, and they have also made it through to the FA Cup quarter-final.

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