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Trott to serve as back-up against City

Nathan Trott, the West Ham United under-23 goalkeeper, will take another step towards Premier League action when they travel to the Etihad Stadium to face league leaders Manchester City on Sunday.

Chris Woods, the West Ham goalkeeper coach, confirmed that the Bermuda player will serve as back-up for Spainard Adrián.

Joe Hart, the West Ham and England No 1 goalkeeper, is on loan from City and is ineligible to play against his parent club.

“We will take Nathan Trott to Manchester City as our No 2 goalkeeper and it's a big day for him,” said Woods, the former Glasgow Rangers and Norwich goalkeeper, said.

“He's been in and around the first team and trained and travelled with us on a number of occasions, but Sunday will be one step closer for him.”

Trott is reaping the benefits of being an understudy to Hart and Adrián, who he trains daily with as a member of David Moyes's first team.

Hart played in West Ham's 4-0 defeat at Moyes's former club Everton yesterday, while Trott was in action a day earlier in West Ham under-23's 2-0 defeat away to League Two side Wycombe Wanderers in the Checkatrade Trophy.It was Trott and his team-mate's first defeat in the competition.

Photo by Avril Husband/West Ham United via Getty Images Joe Hart, right, of West Ham warms up with Adrián, left, Chris Woods and Nathan Trott, second right, during training at Rush Green in Romford

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Published November 30, 2017 at 8:00 am (Updated November 29, 2017 at 10:34 pm)

Trott to serve as back-up against City

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