West Ham United Development Squad defender Pelly Ruddock cannot wait to strut his stuff at the Boleyn Ground this Friday evening when Nick Haycock's Under-21 side take on Tottenham Hotspur - and Season Ticket holders can get in for free.

The U21s have won their opening two matches of the league season, seeing off both Aston Villa and Everton in the first week of the campaign.

Ruddock has been at the heart of a defence which has only conceded one goal across those two matches and he wants that solidity to continue against table-topping Tottenham.

He explained: "We've been unlucky the last few times we've played Tottenham. Hopefully we can get one over them on Friday.

"With it being a derby game, there'll be a little bit of an edge to it and I'm sure it will be a good match.

"It's always good to play at the Boleyn Ground too, it's a great stadium and we want to produce the goods there to get the win.

"We've done well defensively, we kept a clean sheet against Aston Villa and it was only a great strike that went in for Everton. Hopefully we can continue that against Tottenham, keep a clean sheet and see where that takes us."

Monday's win over Everton came late - Sebastian Lletget's goal for 2-1 came in the very last minute - but Ruddock felt it was a just result.

He continued:"It's been a good start, and we just want to win game-by-game and see how far we can progress. Hopefully we can continue how we've started.

"First half on Monday we should have scored. Moncs [George Moncur] missed a penalty, but we got the goal in the second half from Callum Driver. It was a bit of fluke but we'll take that. They equalised, but we deserved the win and it was good for Seb to get the winner.

We've got a great team spirit, the eleven people on the pitch, plus the bench and that came through to help us win."

Friday's game against Tottenham Hotspur at the Boleyn Ground kicks-off at 7pm. Admission is free for Season Ticket Holders or just £3 for adults and £1 for concessions. The Stadium Store will be open up until kick-off for supporters to stock up on new adidas kit, training wear and all Hammers merchandise.

The Dev Squad are also in action at the Boleyn Ground on Friday September 13, when they play host to Manchester City, also with a 7pm kick-off.