Mehmet and Modelski doing well

West Ham United goalkeeper Deniz Mehmet has been with Turkey this week for two Under-18 friendlies against Ukraine played in Gaziantep.

The Academy shot-stopper, still only 17, was an unused substitute on Monday in a 3-0 win at the Kamil Ocak Stadium before playing the full 90 minutes in a 1-0 success at the same venue on Thursday. Mehmet, who played at the FIFA U17 World Cup last year, has appeared eight times for Tony Carr's Under-18s this season.

Meanwhile, right-back Filip Modelski has been called up by Poland Under-18s for two matches against FYR Macedonia between 18-24 April. Having overcome a serious knee injury suffered last year, Modelski is an established part of Carr's team. The 17-year-old has played 15 times this season in all competitions.

Modelski has just returned from two internationals against Belgium played on 9 and 11 March, which finished in a 2-2 draw and 2-0 defeat respectively. He played the full 90 minutes in both matches before heading back earlier this week to take part in a Hammers reserve match behind closed doors against Tottenham Hotspur.