Lee delighted to be back among the goals

Elliot Lee was delighted to score a match winning brace against Fulham
Having scored a match-winning brace against Fulham on Wednesday evening, Elliot Lee described the football the Development Squad have been playing recently as “the best we’ve played in years.”

The 21-year-old striker scored twice for the Development Squad, helping his side to come back from behind twice to beat Fulham 3-2 at Rush Green.

The win takes the Hammers into the quarter-finals of the U21 Premier League Cup as well as extending their unbeaten to eight games.

A delighted Lee said: “It’s great to be back here in with the boys and I think we showed great character tonight. 3-2, in extra time, it was tough out there so the boys are delighted and obviously I’m delighted to score twice.

“We talked about that strength to come back from behind afterwards in the changing room, it shows the character we have in the squad. Everyone knows we started the season badly but we knew we’d turn that round.

“Now, we’re playing the best football we’ve played in years, credit to the lads for sticking together and carrying on the winning streak.”

In total, Lee, now top goalscorer, has now scored six goals for the Dev Squad in eight appearances.

He continued: “There’s a few slumped bodies in the dressing room now but happy faces. It was a great effort from the lads. 120 minutes against a good side was tough but we fully deserved the win tonight.

“It’s brilliant for the development of all the players who are involved, people weren’t really talking about us at the start of the season but they are now. A lot of people are talking, so credit to the lads because we deserve that.

“Eight games unbeaten, most of them wins, is brilliant. It can only bode well for all of us.”