HISTORY BEGINS IN
0
0
0
DAYS
0
0
HRS
0
0
MINS
0
0
SECS
Forgot Password
2008-12-02T13:12:00 Updated 2015-02-19T03:20:02

FA Youth Cup preview

West Ham United will begin their quest for a fourth FA Youth Cup success at Nottingham Forest tonight.

Tony Carr's Under-18 side head for the City Ground hoping to follow in the footsteps of the young Hammers' sides that lifted the prestigious trophy in 1963, 1981 and 1999.

However, with the likes of captain Josh Payne and forwards Freddie Sears and Junior Stanislas unavailable, it will be left to the club's promising second-year professionals to steer a safe passage through to the fourth round.

Prolific Hungary Under-19 striker Balint Bajner, Canada Under-20 international goalkeeper Adam Street and Polish full-back Filip Modelski could be among those given a chance to shine in the Midlands.

Carr's youngsters head north in high spirits, having defeated Fulham 2-0 in their most recent FA Premier Academy League South fixture on November 22. That success came courtesy of goals from Bajner and Anthony Edgar, and both will be keen to get their names on the scoresheet again this evening.

West Ham United, who have also been runners-up in the competition four times, failed to get past the third round stage last season, losing out to Bolton Wanderers at the Boleyn Ground. Kick-off tonight is at 7pm.

FOR LIVE TEXT UPDATES FROM THE CITY GROUND, VISIT WHUFC.COM THIS EVENING

Related News
DON'T MISS
Match Tickets
Buy your tickets for the Betway Cup!
Buy your tickets for the Betway Cup!
West Ham TV
Goals - West Ham United 2-2 Astra Giurgiu
Goals - West Ham United 2-2 Astra Giurgiu
Reaction
'It was a very frustrating evening'
'It was a very frustrating evening'
Club
Meet your Hammers heroes!
Meet your Hammers heroes!
Norwich City 0-1 West Ham United
Norwich City 0-1 West Ham United
New Stadium
'Sitting together is part of the beauty of West Ham'
'Sitting together is part of the beauty of West Ham'
Spire Roding Hospital
Thursday 30 July 19:45Boleyn Ground
2 - 2