West Ham’s Nathan Trott can take inspiration from Aaron Ramsdale

This article is part of Football FanCast’s Loan Watch series, which takes a closer look at those players who are aiming to galvanise their careers away from the spotlight of their parent club.

West Ham United are having something of a goalkeeping crisis at the moment due to the fact Lukasz Fabianski is still ruled out with a hip injury.

Roberto has been widely condemned following a series of errors, with the most recent of those being his failed attempt to punch the ball clear against Burnley.

However, the Hammers do have hope outside of the Poland number 1 in terms of goalkeeper prospects, even if they need to look down to League One if they are to see it at the moment.

That is because Nathan Trott has been putting in some highly impressive performances at AFC Wimbledon to help the club in their bid to avoid relegation.

While he has made 1 error that led to a goal, Trott has kept 2 clean sheets so far, averaging 4.4 saves per game, which is the third-highest average in the league.

One game that showed how influential he can be for the League One outfit came against Portsmouth in October, when he made an impressive 9 saves to earn a clean sheet and a 1-0 win.

While the hope is that he won’t be quite that busy on a regular basis, the Dons will want to see him maintain a similar level of performance.

What will Nathan Trott do next season?

Stay at London Stadium

Stay at London Stadium

Go on another loan

Go on another loan

Leave permanently

Leave permanently

Once the season comes to an end and the 20-year-old returns to London Stadium, there will be a decision to be made regarding whether he will head out on loan again or stay put.

Trott can take inspiration from the man he is succeeding, Aaron Ramsdale, in this respect.

After playing 20 times to ensure League One football would remain at Kingsmeadow, Ramsdale has gone on to play every Premier League game for AFC Bournemouth so far this season.

This is not to say that Trott will be usurping Fabianski for the 2019/20 campaign, but he should take inspiration from Ramsdale’s step up and see that he can go on to make an impact of his own in the Premier League.

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