Antonio to feature in PL2 opener

Michail Antonio

Michail Antonio is set to feature when the Hammers’ PL2 side get their season underway at home to Everton on Friday night.

Terry Westley’s team take on the Toffees at Dagenham & Redbridge’s Chigwell Construction Stadium with kick-off at 7pm and Hammers fans will get their first chance to see in action the season.

The attacking midfielder has been working hard on his comeback from a hamstring injury and will continue his countdown to a first team return with a run-out against Everton.

West Ham United Season Ticket Holders and Claret Members can watch the match for free, simply take your 2016/17 Season Ticket Card or confirmation of your Season Ticket renewal or Membership with you to gain access through the turnstiles.

Tickets for non-Season Ticket Holders and non-members are priced at £5 adults and £3 concessions and turnstiles open at 6pm. Supporters are advised to arrive early to avoid queues at the turnstiles.

Academy director Terry Westley said: “It’s our first game, playing against a very good side in Everton who are the Premier League 2 champions from last season. They’ll be strong, and we’ll be strong too.

“The more people that come along to Dagenham, the better chance we have to up our game and perform to our best to get off to the best possible start, so we hope there will be a big crowd.

“Michail Antonio will be playing, so it’s also a great chance for fans to see him in action for the first time this season.”