He’s fondly remembered by those at Fir Park- and those who saw Darren Randolph in action won’t surprised that he’s back in the Premier League with West Ham.
The Irish international has rejoined the Hammers on a three-and-a-half year deal. He spent two seasons in London between 2015-2017 before departing for more regular football with Middlesbrough.
He’s been a star at Boro and now the former Motherwell keeper is back in the Premier League.
Motherwell gave Randolph a platform
One of Motherwell’s key selling points is putting players on a platform for better things. In the last ten years, there’s probably not many better examples than Randolph. After failing to fully establish himself in the EFL, the Irishman moved to Fir Park in 2010.
Randolph would spend three brilliant years at the club during a fruitful period for the Steelmen. He had the task of emulating current Wolves stopper John Ruddy, who had previously enjoyed a great loan stint at Fir Park. Randolph did so and more, featuring over 100 times and making a Scottish Cup final appearance in 2011.
2011/12 and 2012/13 saw him named in the PFA Team of the Year before helping Motherwell to a runners-up spot in the latter. The Hammers keeper even squeezed in a Champions League appearance whilst at Fir Park.
Randolph’s success and continued consistency at the highest level down south is no surprise to Well fans, who just recently voted him into the club’s Team of the Decade.