Jahmal Hector-Ingram joins Derby after leaving West Ham

General view outside the stadium before the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Cardiff City at iPro Stadium on April 24, 2018 in Derby, England.

The released West Ham United striker had been on trial at Derby County.

Jahmal Hector-Ingram of West Ham United in action during the Premier League 2 match between West Ham United U23 and Liverpool U23 at Chigwell Construction Stadium on February 18, 2019 in...

Derby County have confirmed the signing of Jahmal Hector-Ingram after the striker was released by West Ham United.

Hector-Ingram left West Ham at the end of last season after 14 years on the Hammers' books.

And after impressing in a subsequent trial spell at Derby - in which he scored five goals in six games - the 20-year-old will continue his career in the Championship club's Under-23s.

The Derby academy director, Darren Wassall, has told the club's official website he is 'delighted' to have offered Hector-Ingram a chance to prove himself.

But the length of the Londoner's contract remains unclear.


Hector-Ingram, who spent the past couple of campaigns in West Ham's U23s, has yet to play any competitive senior football.

And with players such as Martyn Waghorn, Jack Marriott, Chris Martin and Mason Bennett ahead of him at Pride Park - not to mention the impending arrival of Wayne Rooney - Hector-Ingram will have to continue impressing if he is to do so with Derby.

Wayne Rooney #9 of D.C. United reacts in the second half against the Vancouver Whitecaps during his MLS debut at Audi Field on July 14, 2018 in Washington, DC.

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