Young West Ham United goalkeeper Nathan Trott has joined League One side AFC Wimbledon on a season-long loan.

Trott, who is yet to make his senior debut, will look to do so under Wally Downes at the Cherry Red Records Stadium, as well as gain some valuable experience.

The 20-year-old, who is an England under-20 international, signed a three-year deal at the Hammers in March, but goalkeeper coach Xavi Valero believes the move is the next logical step for Trott to break into the first team at the London Stadium.

He told the club website: “The situation in the first team affects the young goalkeepers and that is why it was important that we have three experienced goalkeepers ready and able to perform in the Premier League in the squad.

“With Lukasz Fabianski being joined by Roberto and David [Martin], this will enable us to give Nathan the opportunity to go out on loan and get some valuable experience of playing first-team football, which we are happy about.”

Bermuda-born Trott is also looking forward to the move and says he feels as though he has the firm backing of Valero, manager Manuel Pellegrini and the whole club.

Speaking to the club website, he said: “[Manuel Pellgrini] has got a good relationship with the young players in the first team. Me and him have spoken a number of times. He’s really encouraging. He tells you to be yourself and enjoy football, and just try not to think about it too much.

“He’s brought a lot of young players into the first team and gave them chances, so it’s a big boost for other young players. It gives them hope that they can do the same.”