The in’s and out’s at West Ham.
With West Ham currently sitting 6th, they need to use the January window to the max, if they believe they have any chance of making the top 4.
With Aston Villa signing Jordan Nobbs from Arsenal and Lucy Staniforth from Manchester United they have shown their ambition to make it a very good end to the season. So far they currently sit 5th.
Tottenham Hotspur have also added well by signing England International, Bethany England from Chelsea after her not receiving much game time recently.
These are teams that are positions around West Ham, but what have the Hammers done to improve their squad.
They have signed 2 defenders which was a must after having many defensive injuries in the first part of the season. These defenders being; 22-year-old Amber Tysiak and 19-year-old Anouk Denton.
With both players being young they will be mainly used as subs and for the future but will allow the Irons to have better squad depth, which they have struggled with at the start of the season when midfielder, Kate Longhurst was having to fill in as a defender.
It hasn’t been just incomings for West Ham, they have also let four players leave, which may cause issues they don’t bring in more due to their small squad depth. These are players that have been able to leave; Thea Kyvag, Grace Garrad, Alex Hennessey and most surprisingly, Claudia Walker.
Claudia Walker has played 6 games this season for the Hammers but only starting 2 of them and these both came in the Continental Cup.
Over the last 2 years Walker has made 30 appearances and scored only 3 goals. Due to this, Konchesky brought in Viviane Asseyi in the summer, which caused the 26-year-old to have very limited game time.
Walker has now gone on to join Birmingham City in the Championship.
In a recent interview, Konchesky has said that West Ham are not finished in the window, but with only 9 days remaining, they will need to be quick if they want to bring more players in.