Former Cardiff City goalkeeper Jordan Santiago started in goal for West Ham United the other day as the Hammers overcame an experience Queens Park Rangers side 3-1 at Upton Park.

West Ham youngster Blair Turgott netted himself a hat-trick whilst Australian striker Dylan Tombides featured in his first game since recovering from testicular cancer.

Santiago had been released by Cardiff last summer, but the young Canadian stopper featured for the whole ninety minutes in a friendly that was played behind closed doors.

 

Conceding just one goal in the game could lead to a longer trial with the East End club, but for now it remains uncertain as to what his career holds for him. West Ham are currently short on goalkeepers with just Jussi Jasskelainen, and Raphael Spiegel on the books as well as Stephen Henderson who has only recently been recalled from loan.

West Ham are without doubt looking to fill the goalkeeper gap that will most likely be free come summer with Jaaskelainen ageing, but after a great season in goal, no retirement has been mentioned.

As well as Santiago, West Ham have been linked with Manchester United’s Andres Lindergaard and Manchester City’s Costel Pantilimon.

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