West Ham’s under 21 squad last night scored a great 2-1 victory over Manchester City without either Reece Oxford or Reece Burke (right) despite them being fit.
And that has sparked training ground speculation the pair could be involved in the squad for today’s Premier League clash against Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road.
There is an unconfirmed rumour doing the rounds that Winston Reid has picked up a knock in training and the pair may have been witheld from last night’s action as cover.
It would be ironic were that to be the case given the manager’s statement yesterday that this is the wrong time to be blooding youngsters!
The Development team were in great form last night and goals from Dan Potts (14) and an own goal from Adam Drury (55) with just one response from City – Oliver Ntcham (76) gave them a well deserved victory.