Hammers boss Sam Allardyce is reportedly looking at Birmingham’s Darren Randolph as a potential back-up to goalkeeper Adrian, with current back-up Jussi Jaaskelainen set to leave in the summer.

Finish veteran Jaaskelainen has played close to 700 games in his career, but has only appeared once for the Hammers this season as his contract is set to expire.

After a torrid ending of the season which has seen Allardyce’s side pick up just two wins in their last ten games, changes are sure to be made to the roster at The Boleyn Ground.

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An ever present in goal for the Blues for the past two season, Randolph is vastly experienced at 27 years-old, having nearly played 300 games for eight different teams.

Spending the most successful stint of career in Scotland with Motherwell, Randolph was part of the squad that finished runner-up in the SPL in 2012-13, runner-up in the Scottish Cup in 2010-11, and he was announced as part of the Scotland Team of the Year during both these campaigns.

Having only played one game in the Premier League, which was with Charlton back in 2006-07, Randolph could see this a chance to prove his worth in England’s highest division.


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