West Ham to bring back versatile attacker from loan stint at Swansea City

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Armstrong Oko-Flex, who was on loan to Swansea City for the entire season, will soon be brought back to West Ham.

Although he joined Swansea late in the summer transfer window, the dynamic attacker has struggled to secure a starting position in Russell Martin’s squad.

In fact, the 20-year-lone old’s Championship start this season came against Wigan Athletic in November; he was substituted at halftime as the Swans rallied from a 2-0 deficit to draw 2-2.

“Some people will look at some of the bits he did and will be wondering why he came off,” Martin said of Oko-Flex after the clash with the Latics. “Armstrong will know the reason, that’s the most important bit. He will learn from it and get better.

“We just need to keep trying to develop him the same as the other players because he’s playing in a very different way at a different level to what he has been. He just needs to keep doing what he’s asked and he’ll be more than fine.

“When we have such clarity in what we want it can be quite frustrating sometimes when we don’t get it. We’ve made a few changes to the team recently because of that.

“We just need to keep developing Armstrong’s understanding of what we want from him, especially out of possession.”

Discussing Oko-Flex’s situation following Monday’s 2-1 defeat to Burnley, head coach Martin said: “Armstrong has an opinion, his agent does. We’ve been honest about his situation in terms of the minutes he might get if the people we want in are the ones that we get in.

“Everyone’s honest. There’s no problems at all. He’s a great kid. If he ends up staying there’s no problem, if he ends up going, we’ll wish him the very best.”

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