Turgott happy with form

Wing wizard Blair Turgott is happy with his current form after his Man of the Match performance in the Development Squad's 2-1 defeat to Luton Town on Tuesday evening.

The pacey wide man pulled a goal back for the Hammers with 51 minutes on the clock after two first half goals from Jim Stevenson put the Hatters in control.

Turgott then had the chance to equalise from the penalty spot with six minutes left but saw his effort well saved. Despite the miss the 19-year-old is happy with the progress he is making.

He told West Ham TV: "I think one of my assets is when I get on the ball and try to make things happen.

"I feel like I'm playing well at the moment but I was disappointed on Tuesday that I had a couple of chances and on another day I probably should have done a bit better but it's just one of those things.

"I spoke to Nick the manager and he was saying to me that I have to get some more goals to add to my assists and that's something I'm trying to do at the moment. Obviously I would like to take the penalty again but all I can try and do is affect the game and get some assists and goals."

Read the minute-by-minute report from the U21s' trip to Luton Town

The right-sided midfielder also played a part when the Development Squad again lost out by a single goal to the same opposition just under a month ago.

The match ended in a 1-0 defeat that day but Turgott felt that the outcome should have been different this time around.

"We're all obviously disappointed with the loss. It was a bit harsh and I don't think we deserved it as we had a lot of chances in both halves.

"We're always disappointed to come away without a win and even though we lost the game we had a lot of chances.

"Both their goals came against the run of play when we were having a lot of possession but we've got to look to the next game now and try and put that right."

Turgott and his teammates now face a long wait until the resumption of their Barclays Under-21 Premier League campaign when they host Leicester City at Rush Green on 29 November.

Nick Haycock has, however, arranged a number of friendlies over that period to keep his players fit and firing, but for the moment Turgott is left to reflect on what might have been against Luton.

He said: "Second half we came out pushing and we obviously got the goal and we had a spell where if we kept going you felt a goal was going to come.

"The team and I had a lot of chances so it's disappointing that we didn't go onto win or get the leveller and came off losing."