Carr ready for final test

Tony Carr is looking for West Ham United Under-18s to finish their season on a high when they travel to MK Dons on Saturday.

It will be the first time the young Hammers have met the Dons this season, with the game being one of the ten cross-group games that take place at either end of the season. Academy Director Carr wants his side to sign off the season with back-to-back wins following a 2-0 victory over Leicester City three weeks ago.

"It's one of those where at the beginning and end of the season you play teams from other groups. Earlier in the season we played away at Coventry and Sheffield United and in the last few games we play Leciester City, Reading and Cardiff City.

"It's our last league game so we're hoping to end on a good note."

With a number of Carr's side having made the positive step up to the Development Squad this season, he is likely to name a side comprising current senior players and some of those that will be hoping to make the step up next season. Elliot Lee and Blair Turgott were both on target against the Foxes and the duo are likely to be inolved again, as Carr aims to sign off what has been a positive year, which has seen three Academy youngsters make their first-team debuts, with three points.

"It will be a young side and a mixture of some of next year's team and some of the boys that will go up to be second years' next season. You always want to end up on a positive note if you can. The season may be over but let's set a high standard to finish on."

The highest Carr's side could finish in the Premier Acadmey League Group A this season is third if they were to secure a comprehensive win, while a defeat could mean Crystal Palace overtake them in the final standings.

For the latest table, click here. For the U18s' fixtures and results from this season, click here.

*Check back on next week for Tony Carr's review of the season