Kieran Sadlier is looking for more of the same from the Development Squad when they tackle their second game in 24 hours against Espanyol on Sunday afternoon.

Following Saturday's 0-0 draw with Shakhtar Donetsk to open the Absolute Sports Travel Cup at Cambridge United's R Costings Abbey Stadium, Sadlier hopes to end on a high against the Spanish side.

All that was missing from the Shakhtar contest was a Hammers goal, with Sadlier's shot against the crossbar the closest that either team came, and the 19-year-old is happy with how his pre-season is going so far.

"I think everyone played well on Saturday," he said. "I think the game was there to win, but in pre-season it's not really about winning, it's about getting your fitness up and getting [closer to][ how we want to play in the season.

"The performance was very good from every single player. The game was quite even and it was similar to a U21 league match - they were a good team of a similar age to us. We had some good chances and I think overall everyone got what they wanted out of the game.

"When I hit the bar I saw the keeper off his line before I brought it down, so I thought I'd have a go and it was a bit unlucky. I thought it hit the bar and went in, but it stayed out."

With Espanyol next up, Sadlier is looking forward to getting more minutes on the pitch against a quality side.

He added: "On Sunday, I think the ones who played the last half hour will start, so it'll be the reverse of today's team and we'll all get another good run out - hopefully we can get some goals because that'll be good for our confidence."