Kanu relishing sparkling form

The U18s face Swansea City aiming to record their sixth straight win
Young striker Idris Kanu is relishing the U18’s journey to south Wales to play Swansea City U18 on Saturday 24 October.  

The Hammers have been in fantastic form of late, winning their last five consecutive games.

The sixteen year-old’s goals have directly contributed to this run, his strike against Chelsea – unbeaten at the time – helped secure the three points.

The youngster found himself through on goal with just one Chelsea defender to beat. He expertly cut inside on his stronger right foot and curled his shot into the top right-hand corner of the net.

His second goal proved was arguably more important as it proved to be the winner over then league leaders Reading. 

Reflecting on the victory, Kanu said: “I think the 1-0 against Reading is our best win so far. They were top of the table and they’re a good side, it was a real battle with two sides playing similar styles of football. To come through that and win was really good.”

Now, the young Hammers find themselves on a six game winning streak. Reflecting on their magnificent run of form, he continued: “We’ve been on a great run recently; everyone’s been playing well together and working hard. It’s all going well for us at the moment.

“We’ve all gelled well together, and we’re very strong defensively now. Because we don’t let in many goals, that’s a good platform for us to go on attack from. We’ve won a lot of games 1-0 and 2-0, which is largely down to the defence allowing us to play the way we want to.

“The aim is to finish in the play offs so we can play the best teams in the Northern Division. I really like working with Steve Potts and Mark Phillips, they want the best for you and they allow you to perform and demonstrate your ability.”

The U18s play Swansea City U18 on Saturday 24 October, kick off 11am at Fairwood Training Ground.

The full interview with Idris Kanu is available in the official matchday programme, available around the ground on Saturday 24 October.