Eggleton delighted with unbeaten run

Highly rated right-back Jake Eggleton is confident ahead of facing Fulham
West Ham United’s Jake Eggleton is relishing the young Hammers match with London rivals Fulham on Saturday 31 October.

The U18s are aiming to extend their phenomenal unbeaten run to eight games, which included a run of seven straight wins before drawing 2-2 with Swansea City last time out.

Speaking ahead of the London derby, Eggleton said: “There’s a great atmosphere among the boys at the moment, everyone is really confident.

“We were all very down not to have beaten Swansea last weekend.  It was a game we felt we should have won, to have conceded in the last ten seconds was very disappointing.

“The games before that, we were very happy with the results.”

The youngster is hoping his side will set the record straight come Saturday lunchtime as the Cottagers secured a 3-1 win over their east London neighbours on the opening day of the season.

While George Dobson scored on his Hammers’ debut yet goals from Aron Davies, Joshua Walker and Ryheem Sheckleford got the Cottager’s season off to a strong start.

Reflecting on Saturday’s opposition, the talented right-back continued: “We played Fulham in the first game of the season. They are very patient, good on the counter-attack and are a very quick team overall.

“Having watched a few clips of them, they look a bit vulnerable on crosses so that’s something we’ll look at and try and exploit.”

However, ten games on and the Hammers have turned the tables round. Currently fourth in the Barclays U18 Premier League south division, Eggleton is confident of his side’s chances.

“We’re seven games unbeaten now and the coaches are demanding a lot from us. Clearly, with the results we’ve got recently, it’s paying off.

“Training is going really well at the moment; everyone is working really hard to maintain our unbeaten run.

“All the boys are desperate to continue this unbeaten run and try and win as many games as possible.”

West Ham United U18 host Fulham U18 at Little Heath on Saturday 31 October, kick off is 11am.