West Ham United midfielder Josh Cullen comments on his future

West Ham United's English-born Irish midfielder Josh Cullen (R) runs with the ball challenged by Juventus' Brazilian defender Dani Alves (L) during the pre-season friendly football match...

West Ham United sent Josh Cullen out on loan to Charlton Athletic this season.

Josh Cullen of West Ham United  during the Betway Cup match between West Ham Utd and SV Werder Bremen at Boleyn Ground on August 2, 2015 in London, England.

Josh Cullen has confirmed to London News Online that West Ham United want him back at the London Stadium.

West Ham loaned out Cullen to Charlton Athletic this season, and the midfielder has gone on to impress.

But the youngster insists that he still hopes to make it back at the Hammers.

“I’ll go back. They want me back to go and do pre-season and try and make my time there successful,” Cullen said.

 

“Get in the first-team and warrant that place. That’s what I’m looking to do and hopefully that will happen.”

Cullen has always been very highly regarded at West Ham, but he is now 23, and needs to be playing regularly.

Whether he will be able to force his way into Manuel Pellegrini’s starting line-up remains to be seen.

Josh Cullen of West Ham United during a training session as part of a pre-season tour to Austria on August 1, 2018 in Kitzbuehel, Austria.

Competition for places in West Ham’s team in fierce, with Cullen set to have to battle with the likes of Mark Noble, Pedro Obiang, Declan Rice and Jack Wilshere for a spot in pre-season.

During his loan spell with Charlton, Cullen has helped Lee Bowyer’s side make it into the League One play offs.

Charlton are currently in fifth place in the third tier, and look set to play against Portsmouth or Sunderland in the play off semi final.

Josh Cullen of West Ham United during Training at Rush Green on August 23, 2018 in Romford, England.

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