They have signed 3 players so far in the January window, who are, Kristie Mewis, Shelina Zadorsky and Australian Katrina Gorry.
The Hammers sit 11th, one place from the bottom after 10 games so far. In these games they have conceded 21 goals and have only scored 8. It hasn’t helped them when they have also had many injuries throughout the first half of the campaign. With that in mind a few new faces were needed to be added to the squad, and they have done so early on in the window.
The two midfielders West Ham have signed are very experienced, which is what the Hammers need right now. Gorry has played over 250 league games which includes the Australian league, Canadian league and the Swedish league whilst playing another 105 games for her country. Her main attributes are being able to pick the ball up from the defence and skillfully run through to play attackers through on goal. This season the Claret and Blue side haven’t had a player that is willing the carry the ball forward, so Gorry will fit right in and hope to be the difference.
For the American, she has played over 250 games in the NWSL, primarily for Houston Dash. The 32 year old has won the NWSL with Gotham United in her last season in America. The midfielder has also played over 100 games for her country. For West Ham I believe she will be used centrally with Gorry to help keep possession but she will be used more to join the attack due to her shooting ability. Between both of these new signings they will definitely help the Hammers throughout their matches. They should be able to keep more possession going forward, which should bring them more clear chances in goal.
Rehanne Skinner has also signed a CB that she knows well from her time at rivals, Tottenham Hotspur- Zadorsky. The 31 year old has played over 50 games in the WSL, whilst also having played many games out in America and Australia. Due to West Ham collecting so many injuries it was a must that a CB was welcomed into the squad. Zadorsky brings great aerial ability which they need due to how many set pieces they have conceded so far but also her calmness in possession which going forward you can tell by all the signings Skinner wants her side keeping more possession.
All signings the Hammers have brought in are very experienced players, which is what the Hammers have lacked so far this campaign. Bringing in more stability centrally should help them both defensively but also on the attack.
Do you think these players will keep the Hammers in the WSL?