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Youngster wins major gong

Youngster Sonny Perkins has won the Premier League 2 Player of the Month award.

The Hammers have confirmed that the 18-year-old has won the prize after a scintillating month for the U23s.

Perkins scored three goals and provided an assist in four Premier League 2 matches last month.

The striker also scored in the Premier League Cup, netting in the 5-1 win over Leeds in the last-16.

And Perkins has revealed his delight at winning the award, insisting that it means a great deal to him.

Speaking to the club’s official website, the teenager said: “Winning this award means a lot to me. It’s a nice way to be recognised for my form, and to be recognised for doing well.

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“It’s a good way to finish off the season and it’s a nice feeling. 

“It means a lot to get this award because there’s a lot of good, young players in this league. I think, to be recognised among those names, is a great feeling.”

An England U18 international, Perkins has been in excellent form thus far this season, scoring 10 goals in 20 games for the U23s at Premier League 2 level, while also laying on an assist.

He has made three appearances in total for the first team, playing twice in the Europa League this season and also playing three minutes against Leeds in the league earlier this term.

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A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.