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Tony Carr is stepping up the pace with his youngsters as they continue their preseason campaign.

The latest friendly saw them beaten 3-2 by Colchester and Tony says:

"It was a good work-out, although the result was disappointing in terms of losing the game.

"We dominated the second half for long periods but they broke away to get a penalty which made it 3-1 after we hit the post - our play probably deserved an equaliser.

"We are into playing more settled teams now we have given most of the teams a run."

West Ham scored through Hogan Ephraim and an own goal.