Page pleased to see performances rewarded

Lewis Page hopes the Dev Squad can extend their winning run for as long as possible
Having secured their fifth consecutive win with a 2-1 victory over previously undefeated West Bromwich Albion, left-back Lewis Page said he was delighted that the Dev Squad are getting the rewards that their performances deserve.

In a dominant display, the Dev Squad took the lead through Jaanai Gordon’s powerful drive from the edge of the box, before Martin Samuelsen’s late strike sealed the three points after Saido Berahino had equalised.

Reflecting on the win, their sixth from seven games in all competitions, Page said: “It’s nice that our performances are turning into results, at the start of the season our performances weren’t getting anything, but now we’re all playing well and taking our chances.

“It was definitely a deserved win, even though they had a strong team out tonight, Serge Gnabry and Saido Berahino as well as some other good players, so it was good to get a win over such a strong side.”

While the young Hammers had a tough start to the campaign, they have improved as the season has progressed and now find themselves seventh in the Barclays U21 Premier League Division Two.

Up next is a tough London derby with Arsenal at Upton Park next Monday, and Page and his teammates know another win could see them climb as high as third.

He continued: “The confidence has always been there really, now after a few wins it’s obviously even better, we’re all buzzing in the dressing room now.

“I just hope we can maintain this unbeaten run for as long as possible, if we do that, who knows where it’ll take us. We’re slowly climbing the league which is nice to see, and hopefully that continues.

“We didn’t play to our best against Arsenal that day, we’re playing a lot better now than we were back then so hopefully we’ll give them a good game and get something out of it.”