U18s looking to complete Royals' double

The young Hammers travel to Reading for their first game of 2016
West Ham United’s U18s return to action this Saturday, their first competitive game in 2016, with a tough away fixture with Reading.

Steve Potts’ side are looking to complete the double over the Royals following a 1-0 win earlier in the season thanks to an Idris Kanu netted a 14th minute.

The Royals are currently second in the Barclays U18 Premier League South Division with 35 points from 18 games, five points off league leader’s Chelsea.

Meanwhile the Hammers are looking to kick start their campaign to finish in the top four and therefore qualify for the Elite round of the Play Offs.

After recent defeats to Derby County and Chelsea, the Claret and Blues find themselves seventh, however a win on Saturday could see them leapfrog Arsenal before next weekend’s home tie with Aston Villa.

The Hammers play Reading U18’s at Reading FC Training Ground on Saturday 9 January, kick off is 11am.

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