Hammers kids get call for Spurs clash


Levi Laing, Freddie Potts and Divin Mubama have been included in the team to meet Spurs in Perth on Tuesday evening.(11 am GMT)

All were impressive in the 6-2 win over Perth Glory and now get their chances against the old enemy as we look for a second win Down Under.

The trio of youngsters are joined in the starting XI by eight senior first-team players with most of us looking particulzrly at Mubama given possible striker departures this summer.

Łukasz Fabiański, will line up behind a back four of Laing, Kurt Zouma, Angelo Ogbonna and Emerson, who scored West Ham’s fourth goal in the Perth win.

In what looks like a midfield four, 19-year-old Potts will partner Flynn Downes in the centre, with  Jarrod Bowen on the right and semi-final hero Pablo Fornals on the left.

Mubama’s reward for his eye-catching display against Glory is a role partnering the experienced Danny Ings in attack.

West Ham United: Fabiański, Laing, Zouma, Ogbonna, Emerson, Downes, Potts, Bowen, Fornals, Mubama, Ings
Subs: Anang (GK), Knightbridge (GK), Luizão, Cresswell, Swyer, Chesters, Coventry, Earthy, Scamacca

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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