Montano moves out on loan again
West Ham youngster joins Paolo Di Canio for a month at Swindon Town
West Ham youngster Cristian Montano has been sent on loan to Swindon Town for the next month.
The Columbia-born forward will play under Hammers legend Paolo Di Canio at the County Ground, having just returned from a successful loan spell at League One side Notts County.
While at Meadow Lane, Montano made 11 appearances including four starts, and scored four goals in the process, before being called back to West Ham this week.
However, having spent a week training with the Hammers, the 19-year-old has been sent back out on loan to Swindon Town, who play a division lower than Notts County, in League Two.
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Montano insisted that at this stage of his career, he wants to be playing first-team football.
“I’m very happy with what I’ve achieved so far and obviously want to continue and get more first-team games,” he told the club’s official website.
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“It’s first-team football that I want to be playing now because I’ve tasted it. It’s what I want to be doing and I want to carry on doing it.
“(The Notts County loan) probably the best thing I’ve done in football. I made my debut, played first-team football and scored some goals in League One, which is obviously a good standard of football and only one division below West Ham.”
Having impressed Martin Allen during his time at Notts County, Montano is eager to do the same, this time for Di Canio.
“Everything started in pre-season because I had a good pre-season and the manager (Allardyce) gave me some minutes in the first team.
“Playing under Martin Allen was crazy because he is mad! I enjoyed my experience - I’d have obviously liked to have got more starts, but now I’m aiming to get them in the future either at West Ham or somewhere else.”