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Westley pride as U23s advance

Academy boss had nothing but praise for his under 23s despite despite a 2-0 defeat to Wycombe Wanderers last night as the youngsters progressed to the knockout rounds of the Checkatrade Trophy. The Irons now meet  Luton Town in the last-32 after finishing second in their group and Westley said: “We have to be positive to start […]

Make an LS date with the youngsters tonight!

West Ham’s under 23s are having a magical season. Many have been reaining with the first team squad in international week and according to Mark Noble have really added to the intnsity on the training pitch Ronight you have a chance to run the rule over the youngsters at the London Stadium on Friday evening […]

Video: Watch the Martinez goals as double decision looms

West Ham have a double decision looming on Toni Martinez’s future as the club heads towards the second half of the season. The goal machine Spaniard – signed from Valencia last summer for £2.75 million last year – has a clause in the contract which involves a further payment to his former club once he breaks […]

Martinez double as U21s see off League One Rovers!

Tony Martinez grabbed a brace with Martin Samuelsen getting in on the goal scoring act as West Ham’s under 21s brushed aside League opposition in the shape of Bristol Rovers at the Memorial Stadium tonight. It was a tremendous display by the boys who came from behind after a first minute goal by the League […]

Hammers look for important win tonight

West Ham’s youngsters are looking to move into the second round of the Checkatrade Trophy at Bristol Rovers tonight! The Hammers are allowed to include overage players in the squad but need to have at least 6 U21s in the starting line-up, and we go into the game with three points from three in Southern Group C following […]

Make no mistake – this Iron is going to the top

Academey boss Terry Westley has revealed just how quickly the outstanding Hammers prospect Declan Rice is growing up. A highly impressive performance against Spurs was followed by an excellent 15 minute sub appearance late on yesterday as Palace stormed the Irons defensive barricades. But the teenager was bang to the fore, making one superb intervention […]

U23s v Man City can pave way for a great day

West Ham’s under 23s can pave the way for the first team when they spring into action against a bang in form Manchester City outfit at Dagenham this afternoon (KO: 1.30 pm). Academy boss Terry Westley is set to name his youngest team of the season with four under 18s taking their places in the […]

Westley looks for U23 cheer against Chelsea on Sunday

Academy boss Terry Westley has told his under 23 squad they all have a chance of forcing their way into the first team with a top performance tomorrow (Sun). Westley – like everybody else was devastated by the first team’s 3-0 defeat by Brighton – but told the youngsters: “When things like that happen there’s […]

Big Martinez decision looming as U23s roar on

West Ham’s under 23s lifted themselves into third place behind the merseyside clubs Liverpool and Everton in Premier League 2 with their great 4-2 win over Manchester United yesterday (Sun). And given they have been without inspirational skipper Declan Rice until yesterday the newly promoted Hammers can be delighted with their brilliant start. They have […]

Hammers confident they will sign top prospect

West Ham are confident that superb young prospect Domigos Quina is set to sign his first professional contract with the club next month. Talks between the club and his advisers have been going on for several weeks and so far have proceedeed without any hitches. Quina is unable to sign a professional contract until he […]