New season excites Potts

FIFA World Cup dreams may be over but that has simply served to focus the attention on the new club season and, according to Steve Potts, there is every reason to be excited.

The Hammers great is looking forward to 2010/11 and believed the new manager Avram Grant can go from strength to strength. "There is a lot of optimism," Potts said, during an extended interview with WHUTV.

" Avram Grant has had some big jobs. There is a lot of experience there and hopefully he can turn the club round. There are people in place to put it right. It is Avram's job to sort out the playing side and hopefully they can move on and do better than last year."

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The two-time Hammer of the Year came through the ranks himself at the Boleyn and he is also encouraged by the plans to further promote the Academy. His son Daniel, unsurprisingly a promising full-back, has just signed scholarship forms with the club and Potts believed he was in the best possible place for his football education.

"I am pleased for Daniel. He has been here since he was six or seven years old. To get a scholarship is a reward for how hard he is worked but the hard work starts now.

"With West Ham if you are good enough, you will get a chance. That is not the case at some clubs. You have always seen the young players coming through and the rowd appreciates that. It is down to the player then to make the most of it."

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