Darren Randolph admits surprise at West Ham playing time

Darren Randolph celebrates after Victor Moses (not pictured) scores the first goal for West Ham

Randolph says he played more football for West Ham than he anticipated.

West Ham's Darren Randolph reacts after Ki Sung Yueng scores the third goal for Swansea CityWest Ham's Darren Randolph reacts after Ki Sung Yueng scores the third goal for Swansea City

West Ham goalkeeper Darren Randolph has admitted to the club’s official website that he played a lot more football than he expected this past season.

Randolph was a summer signing from Birmingham City, brought in by Slaven Bilic as a number two to first choice Adrian.

He was used by the Hammers boss in their cup games, enjoying a long run in the FA Cup as his side went all the way to the quarterfinals of the competition before their exit to Manchester United.

West Ham's Darren RandolphWest Ham's Darren Randolph

He also saw game time in the Premier League, featuring on six appearances in total with several coming as Adrian was injured at the end of the campaign.

Randolph though, has admitted that he was surprised by the amount of game time that he saw.

“When I look back at the season I don't think it could have gone any better for me,” he told whufc.com.

“I played a lot more football than I thought I would play and have got into the Ireland team and helped us qualify for the Euro Finals this summer.”

West Ham's Adrian celebrates their first goalWest Ham's Adrian celebrates their first goal

Despite admitting that the season could not gone any better for him, it will be interesting to see if Randolph does stay at West Ham long term.

He is unlikely to replace Adrian as the Hammers number one at any point and that will hardly be an idea situation for him.

Indeed, there have already been suggestions he will look to leave, with the Sun claiming he is eyeing a move to get first team football elsewhere.

Darren Randolph celebrates after Victor Moses (not pictured) scores the first goal for West HamDarren Randolph celebrates after Victor Moses (not pictured) scores the first goal for West Ham

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