Paul Robinson heaped praise on West Ham goalkeeper David Martin but suggested it was inevitable that he is set for some harsh treatment. 

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the former England No.1 claimed West Ham would definitely sign a new keeper in January and admitted that was harsh on Martin.

The Hammers have been linked to various goalkeepers including Darren Randolph and Asmir Begovic and Robinson suggested he felt a bit sorry for Martin as a result.

Robinson pointed out Martin had done well in a difficult situation especially when you consider he never expected to play.

When asked about West Ham being linked to Randolph, Robinson told Football Insider: “I think Martin has done very well in a difficult situation since he came into the team as he never expected to play and he has been given his opportunity and I think he has done really well.

“So I think to sign a goalkeeper and take him out would be harsh, but I do think they need to sign a new goalkeeper whether it’s Randolph or someone else.

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“You look at the keepers they’re looking at, they’re looking at experienced keepers who can bring stability and safety.

“Begovic, Randolph…you can list the names, but West Ham will sign a goalkeeper and it will be a goalkeeper of that ilk, a Premier League veteran.”

Martin has played three times this season for the Hammers, registering one clean sheet and conceding three goals in the process.

The 33-year-old arrived at the London Stadium in the summer as he joined the Hammers upon his contract with Championship side Millwall expiring.

In other West Ham news, Alan Hutton was blown away by a Hammers player who goes ‘Under the radar’ at the London Stadium.