Nathan Trott insisted the season isn’t over for the West Ham United Academy players despite their Premier League 2 campaign coming to an end on Friday night with a 3-1 defeat to Arsenal.
The Gunners were crowned Division 1 champions at London Stadium with their victory to round off the term, but for players like goalkeeper Trott who are keen to impress on the first team scene, the hard work continues.
Watch highlights as West Ham United's U23s ended their Premier League 2 season with a 3-1 defeat to Arsenal, who were subsequently crowned Division 1 champions.
West Ham United U23 boss Terry Westley labelled the campaign as a whole for the Academy of Football ‘a season of positives’ and said Friday’s defeat to Arsenal in Premier League 2 Division 1 will not cloud that.
Watch the Hammers as they went down 3-1 to Arsenal at London Stadium.
West Ham United: Trott, Johnson, Akinola, Wells, Neufville, Coventry (Lewis 70), Quina, Haksabanovic (Scully 56 (Powell 65)), Browne, Holland, Afolayan.
Subs not used: Anang, Mingi.
Goals: Quina 82
Bookings: Akinola 42, Neufville 90+3
Summer signing Sead Haksabanovic is keen to end West Ham United’s U23 season on a high when they take on London rivals Arsenal at London Stadium on Friday evening.
The Montenegrin’s side face the Gunners, who are top of Premier League 2 Division 1 and will be desperate to claim three points to ensure their campaign finishes with them as champions.
But the Hammers, following defeat to Derby County on Monday, are looking to get back to winning ways and will not roll over for their opponents, claims Haksabanovic.
West Ham United U23 boss Terry Westley believes Friday night’s London derby against Arsenal will be the perfect chance for his Hammers squad to celebrate a successful first season at Premier League 2 Division 1 level.
The Academy Director’s outfit were promoted from Division 2 last season after an unforgettable play-off final win at Newcastle United and are on course for a top half finish in the table this campaign.
West Ham United’s U23s will have extra motivation to beat London rivals Arsenal at London Stadium on Friday in Premier League 2, according to midfielder Conor Coventry.
Terry Westley said his West Ham United U23 side did not have the same edge which won them away games at Liverpool, Manchester City and Everton on Monday as they were beaten 1-0 by Derby County.
West Ham United’s U23s could not continue their good end-of-season form as they went down 1-0 at an experienced Derby County side on Monday afternoon in Premier League 2.
Jayden Bogle’s early second half strike was enough to separate the two sides at the hosts’ Training Centre and condemn Terry Westley’s Hammers to a first defeat in over a month.