Stokes enjoys cup victory

West Ham United midfielder Tony Stokes completed his first full 90 minutes for Hungarian side Ujpest FC in Wednesday's 2-1 Magyar Kupa quarter-final first-leg win at MTK Hungaria.

Starting in a central midfield role, the 21-year-old, who is on loan with the Soproni League title-chasers until the end of the season, was heavily involved as goals from forwards Peter Kabat and Attila Simon saw Ujpest take the advantage into next Tuesday's second-leg.

Stokes, who has made one appearance for the West Ham first-team, made his Ujpest debut in the 2-0 home league victory over BFC Siofok on Saturday. That win kept the 20-times Hungarian league champions level on points with leaders Debrecen.

Following the club's midweek cup success, the Canvey-based player will hope to keep his starting place when Ujpest face a trip to fourth-placed Szombathelyi Haladas on Friday evening.

Stokes, who has been handed the No6 shirt by Ujpest manager Lazar Szentes, is one of two young English players at the club, the other being on-loan Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Scott Malone.