Youths Beat Spurs

West Ham U19s beat Tottenham on Friday - with Greg Pearson, who Tony Carr thinks may benefit from a spell on loan - scoring a brace.

Of the match overall, he admits:

"It wasn't a great game to be honest in terms of the quality of the passing and moving but I thought we edged it and if I am honest the scoreline flattered us a little bit."

As for Greg, he says:

"He is in a rich vein of form and is scoring regularly now; he took his opportunity in the reserve team and is notching for them so I am pleased for the boy because he is a very hard working lad who wants to learn and wants to get better.

"He is the sort of lad that will push himself and give himself every opportunity to become a player for the future.

"He is a third year so he would be 18 coming up 19; at the moment I think he is going to have to be patient and is going to have to establish himself as a regular reserve team player - and keep notching the goals.

"If you do that you start knocking on the door, and that is in the hands of the manager and senior staff.

"But, at the end of the day, all Greg can do like any young player is keep taking the opportunities as they come along and keep scoring goals.

"At the moment the opportunity we would like for him is to get him out on loan somewhere to expose him to some sort of more senior league football.

"If someone wanted to take him on loan we would try and give him that opportunity.

"You can't orchestrate these things, though; clubs come to us rather than we tout them out, so to speak.

"So if there is a club that feels they need a young forward and want to give him an opportunity I am sure Greg will grab it with both hands.

"And if he keeps scoring the goals I am sure an opportunity will come his way, and it is one way you move on another step.

"If someone gave him the opportunity to play first team football for a month it would be great from our point of view."

Liam Parrington scored West Ham's other goal.