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Hammers European Cup hopes still alive

SWest Ham’s Development Squad play their second Premier League International Cup encounter at the Boleyn Ground tonight against Dutch team PSV Eindhoven .

The first cup game against Athletic Bilbao U21 ended in a disappointing 5-3 defeat. Despite losing the first game under manager Nick Haycock who is no longer with the club.

Speaking to the official site Academy Director Terry Westley said he’s s confident the youngsters can secure a win in tonight’s game.

“Tonight is a great experience for us. We’re playing at Upton Park which is always good for the boys. Plus, we’re playing against foreign opposition who’ll give us a different type of challenge than we usually come up against.

“I’m a fan of this tournament 100 per cent. It’s a vital step for any of our players who are pushing for a first team place because if they get there, and they haven’t played against a foreign player before, they’re going to find it very difficult.

The two sides have already faced each other in pre-season where the Dutch side, known as Jong PSV, triumphed 5-0 against a youthful Hammers’  said Westley Admission is £3 for adults, £1 for U16s and Season Ticket Holders get in for FREE. Kick off 7pm at the Boleyn Ground.

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter