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Friday 26 April Updated Thursday 19 February

Stratford beckons for Moncur Jnr

John Moncur reckons his son George has every chance of turning out for West Ham United at the Olympic Stadium and admits he will be green with envy if he does.

Nineteen-year-old Moncur has started all but one of the Development's Squad's 25 fixtures this term, more than any of his Under-21 contemporaries.

Every bit as enthused about claret and blue as his father, Moncur junior is a midfielder by trade too and his Dad would love to see him play at the iconic Stratford venue.

He exclusively told West Ham TV: "I'll be jealous if he does [play at the Olympic Stadium]! He's going in the right direction, he loves West Ham and he's developing ok, so hopefully he might play there one day. He has got a good attitude, does the right things and we hope he can continue."

With fans' favourite Moncur having made in excess of 200 appearances across nine seasons at the Boleyn Ground, George has some serious catching up to do. But his father could hardly envisage a better time for him to be making his way at the Hammers, with the prospect of the Olympic Stadium pointing to a bright future.

"It's exciting times to be fair," he continued. "If you look at it, for the club in three years' time, it's something that's going to be really big. As a player, you would love to play in that stadium and hopefully it's all going to work out.

"Football's getting bigger and bigger, for West Ham to compete with Chelsea, Tottenham, Arsenal and the like, perhaps this is a step in the right direction."

For someone who had a stronger rapport with the fans than most, Moncur is keen to ensure the Olympic Stadium is as raucous as the Boleyn Ground. But come the big kick-off in 2016, he is confident the club's new home will feel just like home.

"I think everyone involved with the club knows how much our great crowd helps here at the Boleyn Ground and they'll want to mirror that at the Olympic Stadium. They'll take steps to reproduce that [atmosphere] and I don't see that as a big problem.

"It's really good for the club and something to look forward to. I think with the way the team's developing, this is a chance to push on."

As for Sam Allardyce's current crop, Moncur is so impressed with what has been achieved in the club's first season back in the Barclays Premier League.

"We've done so well this year. We started the campaign really strongly and our home form has been great. I can see us getting over the line in the next couple of weeks and everything's rosy."

George Moncur and his Development Squad teammates will be in action this evening at the Boleyn Ground, as they take on Liverpool in their final home game of the Barclays Under-21 Premier League season.

Kick-off is set for 7pm, with admission free for Season Ticket Holders, just £3 for adults and £1 for children.

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