Youths face Sky Blues

West Ham United's Under-18s play their penultimate away FA Premier Academy League fixture of the season when they travel to Coventry City for an inter-group fixture on Saturday.

Tony Carr's side are in good form and go into the weekend on a three-match unbeaten run, having beaten Crystal Palace 4-1 and MK Dons 3-0 and drawn 1-1 with Cardiff City in recent weeks.

The Hammers are fifth in the ten-team Group A table, three points behind third-placed Southampton. Coventry, meanwhile, sit fourth in Group B ahead of this Saturday's match at The Alan Higgs Centre in Pinley, having beaten Reading 1-0 last weekend.

Many of Carr's squad formed part of Alex Dyer's reserve team for Tuesday's 4-2 Barclays Premier League South defeat at West Bromwich Albion.

Defenders Matt Fry and Holmar Orn Eyjolfsson, midfielders Ollie Lee, Daniel Kearns and Georg Grasser and forwards Balint Bajner, Cristian Montano and Anthony Edgar were all involved at The Hawthorns, with Fry netting the Hammers' opening goal.

Alongside them, goalkeeper Peter Loveday was an unused substitute at West Brom, while fellow youth team player Connor Okus also made the trip with Dyer's squad.

First-year professionals Adam Street, Callum McNaughton and Nick Barrett could also be involved against the Sky Blues, as could Under-16 players Sergio Sanchez, Paco Craig, George Moncur, Daniel Subuola and Robert Hall, who has recently returned to Little Heath after helping England's Under-16 squad to glory at the prestigious Montaigu Tournament in France.

West Ham complete their season by hosting Bristol City and Fulham before making the short trip to take on Tottenham Hotspur on 2 May.