Mullins delighted with new West Ham chance

West Ham midfielder Hayden Mullins is delighted with the way he has started this season.

Mullins appeared to be on his way out of Upton Park over the summer, but is now firmly established in manager Alan Curbishley's plans.

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"I accept what happens to me in football and just learn from it," he said. "A new manager came in and brought in a few new players and I know I wasn't playing my best and the team was on a bad run, so he had to make changes.

"Obviously Mark Noble came in and did well, so credit to him for that and I think staying up was the main concern last season, which we did.

"As a player you want to play every game so it was frustrating not starting. But I had to accept it and just work hard at getting back in the team."

Mullins also told whufc.com: "I came on against Man City and have kept my place so the manager is obviously happy with the way I have been performing and I am pleased too so hopefully I can get a good run in the team."