West Ham have long hoped that Nathan Trott will a future first-team star. And he is moving one step closer to his dream by gaining experience out on loan this season.
Earlier in the summer, West Ham sent Trott on loan to AFC Wimbledon. He teamed up with former Irons coach Wally Downes in Southwest London but injury stopped him from starting the season between the sticks.
Trott returned to action last weekend and was named in the starting line-up against Accrington Stanley. He followed this up by playing in Tuesday night’s league clash against Ipswich Town.
Nathan Trott vs. Accrington Stanley
Despite two disappointing results on the bounce, Trott has covered himself in glory. The England U20 stopper has only played two games but he is already a fan favourite at Kingsmeadow.
Last Saturday, he played against Accrington Stanley. It was his professional debut and he performed well to keep things tight at the back. Wimbledon drew 1-1 with 10-man Accrington but Trott made a fine acrobatic fingertip save to show his athleticism.
— AFC Wimbledon (@AFCWimbledon) August 19, 2019
Nathan Trott vs. Ipswich Town
Trott kept his place between the sticks as Wimbledon travelled to Ipswich on Tuesday night. It was a tough game against the much-fancied Tractor Boys. But thanks to Trott, the Wombles stayed in the game.
The 20-year-old produced a string of fine saves to keep the score at 1-0 to the Dons, including this one-on-one block. But two late goals cost Wimbledon the game and the points.
— AFC Wimbledon (@AFCWimbledon) August 21, 2019
Nevertheless, Trott has started his professional career in an exciting fashion. The Bermuda-born goalkeeper has all the ingredients to become West Ham’s number one in the future. If he continues to shine at Wimbledon, his time will come. He has a lot of talent and potential.