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West Ham keeper Anang happy joining St Patrick's Athletic: Lewis convinced me

Goalkeeper Joseph Anang says he was happy to come to Ireland on loan from West Ham and line up for St Patrick's Athletic after positive reports from a fellow Hammer.

David Moyes' side conducted some Irish-related transfer activity in the last 24 hours, loaning out striker Mipo Odubeko to League One side Doncaster Rovers while also clearing a season-long loan deal for 'keeper Anang. Pat's needed a 'keeper after a loan spell for Vitezslav Jaros ended, with Liverpool recalling Jaros and then sending him out on loan again, to Notts County.

And Pat's, who had Alfie Lewis on loan from West Ham last term, used their contacts to bring in Anang, who made his debut in a pre-season friendly against Galway United on Friday.

“It feels very good to be here. I know St Pat's is one of the biggest clubs in Ireland and I'm really excited to be here," he said.

“I heard about the interest a couple of weeks ago and I spoke to Alfie Lewis, who I played with at West Ham, he loved his time in Ireland and said great things about St Pat's. Having spoken to the club and found about about the league, it was a no-brainer for me to come here."


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