Eager Edgar

Anthony Edgar was all smiles after making a successful return from injury in the 2-2 reserve-team friendly draw at Fulham.

The winger enjoyed a scintillating pre-season, scoring for the first team in a friendly victory at Peterborough United, before suffering an untimely knee injury at Queens Park Rangers in August.

Having worked his way back to fitness, Edgar was handed a 45-minute run out at Motspur Park.

"It was a good game. I think the boys helped me out a lot. I was happy to get back into the reserve team - I played 45 minutes and I thought I did really well.

"To be fair, it was a good game. It was a strong-paced kind of game."

"Obviously it was a bit hard at times with my fitness but that will come in time, so all in all it was good.

"I knew a while ago that I would be getting a game, so I prepared myself in training and did extra stuff after training to be ready for the game.

"I wasn't nervous at all. I am quite a confident person. The knee felt good and my body felt good so I knew I would be OK."

Edgar made his Hammers debut in the FA Cup third-round defeat by Arsenal a year ago and is now targeting a second first-team appearance in this year's third-round tie against Barnsley on 8 January.

"Before I got injured I was flying so hopefully I can get back to that form and just push on."