Leo learning fast

Leo Chambers is eyeing success with club and country this season.

The defender recently led England's Under-17s to victory at a four-team FA International Tournament and is now eyeing further glory in the Young Lions' UEFA European U17 Championship qualifiers against Latvia, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Netherlands in October.

At club level, the first-year scholar is already an important member of the Under-18 side that has won four matches in a row and sits top of the FA Premier Academy League.

Chambers, who should play away to Coventry City on Saturday morning, is looking to push on at international level as well, despite only turning 16 on 5 August.

"We have got the European Championship qualifiers in October, so I'm looking to make the squad for then. I think I've done myself justice in the tournament we just played.

"I captained the team in the two games we won against Italy and Portugal and we won the tournament, so I think I did well.

"We've got quite a strong side at Under-17 level. We've got some really talented individuals and now we just have to get together as a group and working as a team."

"Here at West Ham, it's been a very good start for us and it's just a question of continuing it into our next game.

"We're looking to win the league and go a long way in the FA Youth Cup. It's just about putting things together and we can have a good season.

"It's been hard moving away from home, but that's a sacrifice you have to make and hopefully it'll pay off. I am enjoying living with the lads in the Academy House, so it couldn't be going any better."