West Ham U21’s defender Junior Robinson recently spoke to the club’s official website about working under former Hammer Steve Potts, his progression through the ranks at the club and trying to push on in his career and continue his progress.

Robinson, who turned 20 earlier this month, is from East London having grown up in Bethnal Green and has been at West Ham since the age of six years old. The defender signed his first professional contract with the club in the summer of 2022, last month, having enjoyed an impressive campaign for the U21’s, he signed his second professional contract with West Ham which runs until the summer of 2026.

Hoping a first team debut is around the corner, Robinson is happy to be working under U21’s lead coach Steve Potts who had a stellar career in a West Ham shirt making over 500 appearances for the club.

Speaking to the club’s website about working under Potts, Robinson said: “I don’t think many people understand the game better defensively than Steve and he drills that into us everyday. I am near the sidelines in matches and close to the coaches, so Steve is always coaching us and coaching me. Even if it is just small things, it has a huge impact on my game.”

Discussing his journey since being at West Ham, Robinson said: “I remember signing my pre scholar at the Boleyn Ground, then my scholarship, and my first pro contract. I’ve now signed my second one, so it has been a long journey, but it is about starting again and continuing to work hard.”

Robinson grew up supporting the club and also mentioned how his Dad is a big West Ham fan too, it is clear to see the young wing back’s heart is at West Ham and his ambition is to be a part of the first team: “I have always supported West Ham and all my friends support the club. It is my dream to play for West Ham, so it’s nice to take a step closer to that. My Dad is a big West Ham fan as well, so he was really happy to see me get this contract.”