Ricardo ‘Bibi’ Gardner on trial at West Ham United

Former captain of Jamaica’s national senior football team Ricardo Gardner could be making a return to the English Premier League.

This as he has been granted a trial with West Ham United, a team that is being managed by Sam Allardyce for whom he played while at Bolton Wanderers.

Gardner who spent 14 years with Bolton has been trying out for the Hammers since the last week and recently played for West Ham’s u21’s in a reserve outing against Southampton.

The London side are looking for depth at left back as first choice defender George McCartney has been out since December with knee ligament troubles.


Gardner was a target for West Ham back in the summer of 2011, as they were about to begin their Championship campaign that would ultimately end with promotion through winning the playoffs.

Signing for West Ham would see him joining former Bolton Wanderers teammates Kevin Nolan, Matt Taylor, Jussi Jaaskelainen, Joey O’Brien, and Ricardo Vaz Te.

The Hammers are currently 11th on the Premier League table with 30 points.

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