West Ham midfielder James Ward-Prowse has admitted he has settled into life well in east London after a solid start in his Hammers career.

It was another positive display from the former Southampton captain in our 2-0 victory over Sheffield United at the weekend, a result that keeps our Irons in 7th spot after 7 matches played – on a healthy 13 points.

Ward-Prowse has made a significant impact since his arrival this summer, and the player has shared his thoughts on how well he has settled in, not only with the players and staff – but that Hammers faithful as well.

“Everybody at the Club has been incredibly welcoming to me,” said the Irons number 7. “I knew  a couple of the lads before arriving here, which made things easier, but the Player Care team, all of the staff at the training ground, everybody has been so welcoming to me, made me feel straight at home and allowed me to do my thing on the pitch.

“Of course the fans have been terrific, and it helps that we’ve had a good start and we’ve had a few performances against some of the top teams. There are plenty of positives and lots to build on.”

West Hams win on Saturday was our first clean sheet of the season – which was a big bonus with concerns starting to gather about our ability to keep the opposition out.

However, despite the fact Sheffield United failed to score, Ward-Prowse has confessed that he was disappointed that we wasn’t able to score more goals in the victory.

“We knew it was going to be a tough game,” added Ward-Prowse. “The two early goals helped us and I think we’re a little bit disappointed that we couldn’t build on that in the second half.”