West Ham’s midfield problems might soon be solved by another young Hammers starlet in the shape of Joe Powell.
The left sided midfielder has been quietly impressing all season and last but has not shared the same sort of spotlight as Declan Rice, Grady Diangana and Nathan Holland.
Instead he has quietly got on with his job and last night scored a quite magnificent goal against Stoke City – a timely reminder that there are Development team player just bursting to replace under-performing first teamers if given the chance.
And this time around he has been given a huge boost by Under 23s lead coach Dmitri Halajko who went out of his way to ensure that Manuel Pellegrini got the message
Powell opened the scoring in the 4-0 win over Stoke City U23s at the bet365 Stadium last night. It was an audacious attempt from 35 yards out, lobbing Blondy Nna Noukeu from distance.
The 20-year-old racked up his third league goal of the season as he continues to impress. Halajko believes Powell is technically gifted, allowing him to pull off special moments like this.
His form is such that like several others among the Develpent squad he could soon be knocking on Manuel Pellegrini’s first team door.