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2013-08-21T06:00:00 Updated 2015-02-19T00:10:28

Driver's delight at rare goal

With goals coming as rarely as they do for Development Squad full back Callum Driver, he will take one however it comes.

The young full back opened the scoring in Monday night's 2-1 Barclays U21 Premier League win at Everton with his first goal since netting whilst on loan with Burton Albion in February 2012.

That his effort which sailed over goalkeeper Taudul and flew into the net was actually a cross will not bother him as he was delighted to play his part in a deserved victory.

Sebastian Lletget's last minute strike settled the contest in West Ham's favour and came as just reward for a dominant Hammers display.

Driver told West Ham TV: "If I'm honest then no, I didn't mean it [as a shot], but I'll take a goal - I'm a full back, I don't score.

"I'm going to tell everyone I meant it though! It was a great feeling to put us 1-0 up because Moncs was unlucky with the missed penalty, we'd been on top and needed to keep going.

"We carried on pushing and the goal came eventually, so it was good to get it.

"The lads are buzzing. it's the best feeling when you get a goal just at the end. Everyone's head dropped when they scored, so to get back in the game and get the win, everyone's buzzing around the changing room."

Monday's victory backed up a 3-0 success over Aston Villa in the Development Squad's first fixture of the season and now Driver cannot wait for the visit of Tottenham Hotspur to the Boleyn Ground this Friday evening.

He added: "It's two wins out of two and you couldn't ask for a better start. We'll go into the Spurs game on Friday full of energy and confidence, and we hope to get a good result there as well.

"We did well to keep Everton out on Monday, they've had a couple of chances so obviously we'll look back and see what we need to work on ahead of the Tottenham game, so we can cut that out.

"We're a good team, we don't have just a starting eleven, we're a good group of lads who push each other. There are no individuals, we're all one team."

Stoke

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