Mikolanda Signs For Hammers

CZECH striker Petr Mikolanda has signed for the Hammers after impressing on trial at the Club.

Mikolanda starred for Hammers during the early stages of their pre-season campaign to earn a contract at Upton Park.

Strong and athletic with an eye for goal, Petr took his chance on the Hammers pre-season tour of Sweden, scoring twice in the final game of the tour against Vastra Frolunda, which West Ham won 3-0.

On his return to England with the Hammes Petr was again quickly into the action, scoring a well-taken goal as West Ham United drew 2-2 in a friendly against Yeovil Town.

The 20-year-old striker is a Czech Under-21 international and scored 13 goals in the Czech League for Prague based club Viktoria Zizkow last season.

A hard-working player, Petr will be hoping to gain plenty of experience at Upton Park this season in the hope of making his first-team breakthrough soon.

Petr said: "I am very happy to have signed at West Ham United.

"Teddy Sheringham was my hero when I was growing up. I remember watching his goal against Bayern Munich in the Champions League Final.

"I never dreamed that I would meet him, let alone be training alongside him. It's a fairytale."