Fry ready for Spurs

West Ham United's Under-18s could complete their FA Premier Academy League campaign by denying Tottenham Hotspur the Group B title on Saturday.

The Hammers, who are aiming to secure third-place in Group A themselves with victory on Saturday, go into their final fixture at Spurs Lodge in Chigwell in superb form.

Tony Carr's youngsters defeated Bristol City 5-0 at Little Heath last Friday before beating Fulham 2-0 in their last home match on Tuesday afternoon.

West Ham go into their final fixture knowing victory will take them above Crystal Palace should the south Londoners lose their final game. Palace, who sit two points above Carr's side, travel to Aston Villa, who sit third in Group B, in their last match of the season on Saturday.

Arsenal have already wrapped up the Group A title, while Norwich City made sure of a top-three finish by beating Coventry City 4-1 last weekend.

Hammers captain Matthew Fry, who has finished the season with a series of strong, consistent displays, is eager to end the season on a winning note, and get one over the club's local rivals in the process.

Following Saturday's fixture, the club's first-year Academy professionals will train with reserve team manager Alex Dyer and the club's second-year Academy scholars for a fortnight before heading off on their summer break.

"It'll be an extremely physical game [against Tottenham]," said Fry. "They are top of their league so Tony will be preparing us for the week. It'll be a very tough game but hopefully we can get at them and pick up another result.

"We've been told that after the game on Saturday against Spurs we will be training with Alex Dyer and the second years. We'll be trying to form a bit of rhythm for the season to come because that's where we're going to be."

Tottenham go into the weekend a point clear of second-placed Leicester City with three matches left to play. Leicester have only two fixtures remaining.

The other two FA Premier Academy League groups were decided long ago. Manchester City have won Group C, while Sunderland have romped to the Group D title.