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Wednesday 3 April Updated Thursday 19 February

Academy stars target Olympic dream

West Ham United youngsters Blair Turgott and Elliot Lee were given a glimpse of the future when they were present for the announcement that the club had been given the right to make the Olympic Stadium their home.

The pair, who are regulars for the Development Squad, aim to continue in the fine tradition of young footballers coming through the ranks for the Hammers.

Turgott recently signed a new two-year deal with the club, while Lee has notched eleven goals for the Under-18 and Under-21 sides this season, and they would both love to be involved when the Hammers make the move in three years time.

With Lee having debuted for the first team at Old Trafford, and Turgott experiencing Wembley during his loan spell at Bradford City for the Capital One Cup final, they have already tasted the big stage.

18-year-old striker Lee said: "For me and Blair being young players coming through, hopefully one day we can look forward to playing there. It can only benefit the club and everyone involved with it.

"I was honoured to make my debut at Old Trafford and to play somewhere like this in 2016 would be brilliant as well."

Turgott added: "It was nice to see the press conference and hear the announcement that we're going to get the Olympic Stadium. It's obviously great for the club and great for its future.

"It's going to be in the top five biggest football stadiums in the UK, the stature of the club fits it. Playing there week in, week out, being the home team, would give you a lift.

"It was rocking during the Olympics and it'll be rocking when we go there."

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