Page hoping for new chapter

West Ham United Development Squad left-back Lewis Page has enjoyed a run in the team recently, featuring in the last six games.

Page continued this run in the 2-1 defeat by Manchester United at Rush Green on Friday night.

James Wilson opened the scoring before Elliot Lee equalised with his fifth goal in four goals. Will Keane sealed the three points with a close range finish late into the second half.

Speaking after the game, Page said: "I thought in the first half we dealt with them pretty well. We got the press right. In the second half I thought we were a bit sloppy with the ball, we had too many sloppy passes and that helped them keep the pressure on us. We're were pretty poor in the second half and they took control.

"We kept them down to two and maybe we should have scored one more but they deserved the win in the end."

The win sees Manchester United extend their unbeaten run to five games as they continue their challenge to be Barclays U21 Premier League champions.

"I thought they had a few very good players. Obviously they showed their quality on Friday. Some of them have played in the Premier League and I think that showed. Michael Carrick was very good, especially as he's only just come back."

The Dev Squad's next game is away to Norwich City on Thursday 6 November 2014 and Page is confident his team can soon turn the positive performances into points.

"I thought first half I played well. In the second half I gave a few passes away, some poor passes but overall I'd say I did ok and had a decent enough game.

"We're trying to keep upbeat, we're a bit down because we lost quite a few games so far this season. But we'll keep our heads up, keep working hard and hope the results turn for us."