Icelander off to Belgium

YOUNG West Ham defender Holmar Orn Eyjolfsson has been sent out on loan to Belgian top-flight club KSV Roeselare until the end of the season. The 19-year-old, who was out on loan at League Two outfit Cheltenham earlier in the season, has been a reserve

YOUNG West Ham defender Holmar Orn Eyjolfsson has been sent out on loan to Belgian top-flight club KSV Roeselare until the end of the season.

The 19-year-old, who was out on loan at League Two outfit Cheltenham earlier in the season, has been a reserve team regular for the Hammers, but has failed to break into the first team picture.

The Icelandic under-21 international, was happy to join up with the Belgian boys, despite them sitting at the bottom of their league table and losing their last game 4-0 at home to Gent.

"When this came up as a possibility, I was very interested to go. It is a good standard and there are good teams," he said.


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"This should give me quite a few games as there are matches every week."

Eyjolfsson though, hopes his future still lies at Upton Park.

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"My ambition is to come back to West Ham and make my first-team breakthrough," he said. "I still have at least next season to do that. I want to go there, do well, catch the eye and get a chance when I come back.

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