Cullen targets first-team spot
West Ham midfielder Josh Cullene wants to return to the club in the summer and fight for his place.
The 22-year-old is coming to the end of a year-long loan deal at Charlton, where he has enjoyed himself and learnt a lot playing week in, week out.
After rave reviews in recent months, Cullen is keen to get back to the Hammers and fight for a place under boss Manuel Pellegrini at the London Stadium next season.
"I've always said I want to break into the West Ham first team," Cullen said. "I've really enjoyed my time here (Charlton) from the start, everyone has been brilliant to me since I've joined.
"We're on a decent run at the minute, which makes it even more enjoyable.
"But all over my loans I've been trying to improve as a player and to try and eventually get back into West Ham's first team. That's the long-term goal."
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