West Ham United bring in Emanuel Pogatetz

West Ham bring in Pogatetz
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Former Middlesbrough defender Emanuel Pogatetz joins West Ham from Wolfsburg on a loan deal until the end of the season.

Former Middlesbrough centre-back Emanuel Pogatetz has joined West Ham United on loan until the end of the season.

Injuries to George McCartney, Winston Reid and James Collins have prompted Hammers boss Sam Allardyce to recruit defensive reinforcements in the transfer window.

Austrian international Pogatetz, who has arrived on a short-term deal from Bundesliga outfit Wolfsburg, revealed his delight with the surprise move.

He told the club's official website: "I feel very good to be here and I am very excited about playing for West Ham.

"I am looking forward to the opportunity to play for the club and help it get good results.

"I will be doing my best to play well and hope I can play a part in the club achieving the targets for this season."

The 30-year-old, who can also play at left-back, made 156 appearances for Boro between 2005 and 2010.

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce on the touchline against Sunderland on January 12, 2013
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