- Tuesday February 23rd, 2021 @ 12:00
Lewis Joins On Loan From West Ham
St Patrick's Athletic are delighted to announce the loan signing of midfielder Alfie Lewis from West Ham United.
The 21-year-old, from Essex, has been with his boyhood club since the age of eight.
Alfie made his Premier League 2 debut at the age of 16 for West Ham against Wolves back in 2016, and been a regular at U23s level ever since.
He has also featured in a number of EFL Trophy matches for the club.
Lewis was also on the bench for the first team for their Premier League game against Chelsea last season.
He has been telling us why he wanted to join The Super Saints:
"My agent texted me to let me know about the interest from St Pat's a few weeks ago and as soon as a spoke to Stephen O'Donnell I wanted to come over. This is the perfect time for me to go out on loan to a good club like St Pat's and get some experience. I'm really looking forward to it.
I know St Pat's play a really good style of football and I'm a player who likes to get on the ball, so hopefully I can add my quality to the team and see what I can do and work hard."
Lewis, who will wear the number 16 shirt, will be swapping London derbies for Dublin ones, two of our opening three league games are against local rivals Shamrock Rovers and Bohemians.
"The first couple of games are derbies so I'm looking forward to them. The Dublin derbies might be a bit different to Spurs and West Ham! They are probably the best games to play in and look forward to so I can't wait."
Head Coach Stephen O'Donnell has been giving us his reaction:
"Alfie is a very good footballer and is someone who we have been tracking for quite a while, having watched him numerous times for West Ham Under 23s. He will compliment our team and the rest of our midfielders very well. He is a typical St Patrick's Athletic style of player, the club have been renowned for having technically gifted players over the years, and we hope he'll add a creative spark for us, get on the ball and play progressive passes."