Brent's A Hammer

Brent Rahim has been given clearance to play for West Ham after successfully getting the necessary paperwork to allow him to play.

The Trinidad and Tobago international now joins from Levski Sofia on loan, and Glenn Roeder explains:

"He has been granted his work permit and it is now just a case of his passport being stamped, which will let him get on with playing for us to see how he does.

"He is a relatively young midfielder who has done enough in training since he has been here with us to warrant giving him an opportunity until the next transfer window.

"If he does well we will attempt to keep him, and if he doesn't come up to what we want we will let him go back to his club in Bulgaria.

"But if he doesn't stay beyond the New Year I can guarantee it won't be for the lack of trying."

Glenn is hoping, though, that the 25 year old, who impressed in a behind closed doors friendly against Spurs recently, does enough to warrant a permanent free transfer deal, and he praises the player's diligence.

"I haven't come across too many players that work as hard in training and try and impress every single day," he says.

"When I spoke to Shaka Hislop about him he was full of praise and thought he had a genuine chance - so we have given him the opportunity."