- West Ham United PL2 travel to AFC Telford United this evening to face Wolverhampton Wanderers (7pm)
- The Hammers are aiming to end their calendar year with a victory
- Assistant manager Liam Manning has confidence in his players to deliver
West Ham United PL2 will aim to finish their calendar year on a high this evening with a trip to Wolverhampton Wanderers (7pm).
The match at the home of AFC Telford United is the Hammers’ last of the year and they will hope to end their run of five games without a victory in all competitions.
“It’s important to end the year on a high and have our Christmas break to recover and rest and go into the New Year knowing you’ve done well,” said defender Tunji Akinola.
Terry Westley’s side have been struggling in the way of results recently, with their last result being a 3-2 defeat at home to Swansea City last Monday.
The Hammers were 3-0 down with five minutes to play but rallied brilliantly and could have snatched an unlikely point after goals from Toni Martinez and Domingos Quina put them just a goal behind.
It was too little too late though but assistant manager Liam Manning was pleased with the response his players showed.
“They’re a top group. The boys are quite young but in terms of their attitude and application on a daily basis is spot on,” he said.
“It’s a credit to them to keep going at 3-0 down with ten minutes to dig in and not give up so it’s a credit to them.”
The Hammers opponents this evening will provide a stern test, as they are currently third in Premier League 2 Division 2.
Wolves have won four of their last five matches and scored a late equaliser the last time the two sides met in a 2-2 draw at the Chigwell Construction Stadium back in September.