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Counting down the top youth prospects for West Ham United: #10 Nathan Trott

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Young keeper could get his first team shot sooner rather than later

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Origins

Nathan Trott joined the academy of football In January of 2016. Previously the young keeper had been in the Valencia Academy and with the Bermudian Athletic Academy. He started his playing career as a winger but made the change to keeper a few years ago. He had previously played for the Bermuda national team but played for England in the U19 UEFA European Championships. He also recently signed a new pro deal at the end of last year.

Academy

After joining West Ham United Trott rocketed up the keeper pool and locked down the U23 keeper position last year. From the sounds of it Trott has been pulling off spectacular saves for the U23’s and was a key player in their promotion last season.

It’s not just on the field that Trott is excelling though. He’s been putting in the work behind the scenes as well. Terry Westley had this to say about Trott early last season.

Future with the club

With the departures of Raphael Spiegel and Sam Howes, Trott is firmly the Number 1 for the U23’s. Howes was a prospect many fans were excited about but Trott’s ability and promise won out. Currently Trott his the third keeper for the first team as Joe Hart and Adrian battle it out for the Number one spot. The departure of Darren Randolph and the rumors that Adrian is unhappy could see Trott move into the first team as the back-up.

The uncertainty at keeper after this season means Trott’s first team chances could be high next season. If Joe Hart fails to perform and Adrian’s unhappiness sees him move on, Trott would be in line for the first team spot. That would be very unlikely as the club would surely sign a new keeper. However, Jordan Pickford was a starting Premier League keeper by the age of 21 so it wouldn’t be unheard of to see Trott in goal for the Hammers in the next few years.

It is not out of the question to see Trott loaned out to a League One team this season. The key will be that he plays consistently rather than sitting on the bench. That’s why I think he’ll stick around our U23 squad again next season, with a call up for league cup games as a backup.

Fans and coaches rave about Trott’s ability so don’t be surprised if he’s pulling on a first team kit soon and representing England in the not too distant future.