Trent Signs Professional Contract

AUSTRALIAN defender Trent McClenahan signed professional forms with West Ham United yesterday.

The 19-year-old defender, who joined the Club in July 2001, has signed a contract until the end of next season after breaking into Alan Pardew's first-team squad.

Trent made his senior debut for the Hammers in the 3-2 win at Crewe Alexandra on 21st August and notched his third first-team appearance as a substitute at Ipswich Town on New Year's Day.

The full-back has been a regular at Reserve team level this season, making 12 appearances so far, and has represented his country at Under-20 level.