West Ham coach and former player Mark Robson has spoken of his joy at being promoted to the 1st team and his excitement at working with the players at the club.

The east-end born coach, who played in the claret & blue back in 1992/93, was this summer promoted by David Moyes to join the senior team setup following an outstanding performance as manager within the Acedemy last season.

Robson is fully aware of the step up and is quite rightly proud, at being at the club he loves whilst admitting that the quality he is working with which gives him huge excitement for what lies ahead this season for our high-flying Hammers.

“West Ham is my Club and I’m delighted I’m here,” exclaimed Robson to the clubs Official Website. “This is where I really want to be and it’s great to have that opportunity in the first team. You want to always test yourself and I’m enjoying every minute of it.

“We’ve got some really talented young players at West Ham and I’ve loved working with them. I’m now in a group with some top international players and the quality is amazing. As a coach, you always get a buzz when you work with players like that. It’s an enjoyable environment and they teach me as well.

“I got to work in the Premier League before with Charlton Athletic and Aston Villa, and it is such a tough league to be involved in. But to do so with West Ham is a big moment for me, personally, and one I want to make the most of.”

West Ham this weekend face champions and current league leaders Manchester City at the London Stadium, with our Hammers going in full of confidence which should tee up an exciting encounter. Robson though admits that the pressure is always on and the club go into every match with the pressure of getting maximum points no matter who we are up against.

“Results are everything because this is a results-driven business,” added the West Ham coach. “With that comes some pressure, certainly for the manager. We, as his coaching staff, need to be here to make sure all the bits are pulling together in the right direction and we’re giving everything we can to help and improve the players.”