Tuesday 23 Feb
Updated Tuesday 23 Feb 12:00

Alfie Lewis joins St Patrick’s Athletic on loan

Alfie Lewis

West Ham United can confirm that Alfie Lewis has joined League of Ireland Premier Division side St Patrick’s Athletic on loan until 26 June 2021.

The 21-year-old midfielder will be looking to acquire valuable first-team experience with the Saints, whose season – spanning Spring to Autumn – begins on 19 March with a Dublin derby away at Shamrock Rovers.

Lewis joined the Academy of Football at the age of eight and has been a mainstay of the Academy’s professional sides in recent seasons, with six goals and two assists in 70 appearances for West Ham’s U23s to his name.

He will now enjoy half a campaign under the tutelage of St Patrick’s Athletic manager Stephen O’Donnell, who will be looking to build on last season’s sixth-place finish in the Republic of Ireland’s top tier.

Everybody at West Ham United would like to wish Alfie all the best for his loan spell.