Alex Dyer has praised the attitude of his West Ham United reserve team in their 2-2 friendly draw at Fulham.
The manager was pleased with the approach shown by first-team squad members Radoslav Kovac, Herita Ilunga, Marek Stech and Zavon Hines, while Anthony Edgar also earned praise on his return after three months out following knee surgery.
Olly Lee and George Moncur were both on target as the Hammers came back from a goal down at Motspur Park, only to be denied victory by an 88th-minute equaliser.
"I was very pleased. It was a good afternoon's work and the boys worked hard all game. We had a couple of the senior boys playing and, as always when they've been with us, they put in a good performance.
"Kovi was good in midfield and got 60 minutes under his belt, Herita also got 60 minutes and Zavon got 45 minutes. It was also nice to see Anthony back playing his first game for three months and he got 45 minutes, so it was a good afternoon's work.
"They were two good goals. Olly got us back into the game at 1-1 with a very good free-kick from about 25 or 30 yards. George played a good one-two with young Sebby [Lletget] and bent one into the top corner, so it was good.
"We were unlucky not to come away with the victory, but overall it was a very good performance by the lads."
Weather permitting, West Ham's second string round out 2010 by travelling to Wolverhampton Wanderers for a Barclays Premier Reserve League fixture on Monday evening.
The Hammers have won three, lost three and drawn one of the seven league matches they have contested so far, chalking up impressive away victories at Everton and Liverpool along the way.
With 13 games remaining, there is still plenty for Dyer and his squad to play for. Victory on Monday could lift West Ham into third place before the Christmas and New Year break.
Monday's fixture will kick-off at AFC Telford United's New Bucks Head stadium at 7pm.
Full match reports and reaction from Fulham and Wolves, as well as Dyer's review of the year, will appear in the matchday programmes for the Barclays Premier League visits of Everton and Wolves over the festive season.