Neil Warnock pleased that Sam Byram left Leeds United to join West Ham United

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Sam Byram moved from Leeds United to West Ham United during the January transfer window.

Rotherham United boss Neil Warnock has expressed his delight at the fact Sam Byram got a move from Leeds United to West Ham United during the January transfer window.

Byram made the switch to the top flight, after progressing through Leeds youth system to become a prominent member of their first-team.

And Warnock, who worked with the right-back during his time as manager at Elland Road, says he was very pleased for the 22-year-old.

Byram was actually handed his debut by Warnock, so the 67-year-old manager will feel that he had a part to play in the youngster’s development.

Byram went on to make 143 appearances for the Whites over a four year spell in their first-team, before making the switch to West Ham.

The versatile defender has made a positive initial impression at Upton Park, and he has already made a handful of first-team appearances.

Byram has played twice in the Premier League for the Hammers, although he is currently out with injury.

Warnock's Rotherham side are set to host Leeds at the New York Stadium this weekend. 

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