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Contract extension for cap'n Moses

Filed: Wednesday, 6th June 2018
By: Staff Writer

Under 23s captain Moses Makasi has signed a contract extension with West Ham United.

The English born midfielder, who is also eligible to represent Nigeria at international level has signed a one-year contract extension, keeping him to the club until the summer of 2019.

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"Itís a proud day putting pen to paper for another year of playing for West Ham," Makasi, who signed his first Hammers contract in 2014 told whufc.com. "Itís a pleasure for me and Iíve just got to keep going for next season and see where it takes me.

"I was pleased with my season last year; I took on the [Under 23] captaincy and then went out on loan [at Plymouth], scored on my debut and played seven games before getting injured. The injury came at a bad time, but hopefully I can be as successful next season.

"We have a new manager and my first thoughts are to try and get fit and see what his thoughts are. Obviously I want to impress once I get fit and that is the aim to begin with.

"Itís always good when a new manager comes in because he has likely never seen any of us play and the first impression is important. Hopefully I can get my knee right, get fit and push myself into contention."

Makasi, who was forced to leave his loan spell with the Pilgrims in April after sustaining a season-ending knee injury that ultimately required surgery now plans to try and play his way into West Ham's first team plans.

And the first step towards that is getting fully fit again an quickly as possible. "The recovery has been going really well," added Makasi. "At first it was really hard to take that I was injured, and it's never nice.

"The target now is to return for the middle of September but you know with these injuries, any hiccup can affect you so I have to focus on working hard and looking at that date as the aim."

* 19-year-old Academy winger Daniel Kemp, who arrived at West Ham via Chelsea two season ago has also signed an extended contract with United.

"Iím absolutely delighted to sign a new contract extension," he told the club's website. "Iím really, really happy and Iím really looking forward to the future.

ďItís exciting that there is a new manager in charge to impress and thatís of course what Iíll be trying to do when Iím back fit. I want to be training with the first team and the aim is to make my debut now Iíve signed this new contract."

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