Potts back in the fold

West Ham United legend Steve Potts has joined the club's Academy.

Potts, who made 505 first-team appearances during a 17-year playing career at the Boleyn Ground, will coach the Hammers' Under-16 squad on a part-time basis.

The former full-back, now 44, is a welcome addition to the coaching staff. Potts' son Danny, also a defender, is a second-year scholar and recently made his debut for the United States Under-20 national team, taking advantage of his father's birthplace of Hartford, Connecticut.