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Adrian eager to repay Moyes after return to first team


West Ham United keeper Adrian says he is determined to repay David Moyes for his faith in him after making a return to the starting line-up in recent weeks.

The Spaniard saw very little action in the early parts of the season under former boss Slaven Bilic, leading to rumours he could leave after the New Year with a number of clubs, including Newcastle United, interested in his signature.

However, after the appointment of Moyes, Adrian has now re-established himself as the Hammers number one, keeping three clean sheets in each of the club’s last three Premier League games.

After reclaiming his number one jersey, the 30-year-old is keen to prove his manager made the right decision.

“I produced a good performance and after this the manager has had confidence in me to keep playing,” he said speaking on his impressive display at Manchester City earlier in the month, “so I have to give him the same confidence on the pitch every time I have the opportunity. I am in a positive way now and feel in good form.

“To be honest, the start of this season was the hardest three or four months I have had at West Ham. At the end of last season, I got my position in the starting eleven again and I played well and we finished well so to be out of the team at the start of this season was hard for me.

“I knew that, if I worked hard, this opportunity would come, initially in the cup games, and possibly in the Premier League, to show my level.”

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