Makasi - We are all motivated

  • Midfielder Moses Makasi says everyone is motivated to achieve promotion from Premier League 2 Division 2 this season
  • Makasi came close to departing the Hammers on loan on deadline day
  • The 21-year-old is happy to continue his consistent from for the U23s

Moses Makasi believes everyone in the U23s setup is highly motivated to achieve promotion to Division One this season.

Makasi has been a mainstay in Terry Westley’s side this year, and came close to departing the club on loan on deadline day.

The 21-year-old admits he was disappointed that a temporary transfer did not come to fruition, but he is keen to “kick on” in Premier League 2 and the Cup.

“Obviously I was disappointed not to go out on loan because it would have helped me develop further,” admitted Makasi.

“But now I just want to kick on and help the team achieve good things this season. We can still get promoted and everyone is motivated to do so.

“I’m very pleased with the way this season has gone. The philosophy the team plays with has improved me as a player.”

Despite Makasi not achieving a loan move of his own, he was pleased to see PL2 teammates Toni Martinez and Marcus Browne perform brilliantly in the FA Cup 4th round at the weekend.

Martinez scored on his Oxford United debut in the 3-0 win over Newcastle United and Browne played the last 20 minutes of Wigan Athletic’s defeat at Manchester United.

“The way our loan players are playing gives all of us hope back at West Ham. Toni and Marcus both deserved it at the weekend,” Makasi continued.

I’m very pleased with the way this season has gone. The philosophy the team plays with has improved me as a player

Moses Makasi

“Toni is our top scorer and Marcus has had a great season in the U23 league and they both got nominated for Player of the Month (in December).

“Their performances show to us that anyone can do and it gives us motivation.”

The PL2 Hammers make the long journey to Lancashire on Friday evening to face Blackburn Rovers in Premier League 2.

Terry Westley’s men are still battling on two fronts – promotion from Division 2 and the Premier League Cup – and Makasi says the PL2 side are keen to end the season on a high.

“The long journeys do play a part but Blackburn had to do it when they came down here to play us.

“It’s part of football and we just need to put in a good performance and get the three points.

“If we win most of our games, we’ll definitely go up through the play-offs so everyone it motivated to achieve that.”