Cisse Scores

West Ham reserves drew 1-1 with Tottenham Hotspur in a behind closed doors friendly on Tuesday afternoon.

Edouard Cisse grabbed the Hammers' goal, while Tottenham equalised with a deflected cross.

Reserve team boss Roger Cross says: "We created lots of good chances and I was very happy with that aspect of the game.

"They said to us that it was the hardest work out they have had at that level.

"I thought Brent Rahim, the lad on trial, did very well, as did Cisse - they were the main two for me.

"Brent is a midfielder who plays with great energy, and he is a good ball winner but obviously it is Glenn who decides if we sign him."

Brent, watched also by Glenn Roeder at Spurs' Chigwell-based training ground, was formerly with Bulgarian side Levski Sofia and is a Trinidad and Tobago international.

As for Edouard, he got an invaluable 80 minutes under his belt before coming off.

"Cisse is a quality player who is nice and composed on the ball. He is a good passer and uses it well," says Roger.

There was one injury, but not a serious one. Grant McCann, himself a replacement for Scott Minto, went off with a dead leg and was replaced by Leon Britton.

Also mentioned in dispatches is Laurent Courtois, of whom Roger says: "Laurent has been playing a few games on the right hand side recently, and he deserves a word, too - he made the goal."

TEAM: Forde, Johnson, Iriekpen, Breen (Mehmet 80), Minto (McCann 45, Britton 79), Courtois, Rahim, Cisse (Byrne 80), Labant, Sofiane, Camara.