Win against Swansea will kick-start U18s’ campaign - Mark Phillips

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West Ham United Academy coach Mark Phillips believes the side are just one win away from kick-starting their season.

The Irons have suffered a disappointing start to their Premier League U18s campaign with three losses in their opening trio of matches, including a heavy 6-1 defeat to Arsenal last time out.

Mark Phillips and Steve Potts of the West Ham Academy coaching team
A return to action against Swansea City this weekend, however, will provide Steve Potts’s side with an excellent chance to earn their first victory of the season.

And Phillips reckons three points against the Swans in the 11am kick-off at Little Heath Sports Ground on Saturday will give the team the confidence needed to achieve more wins in the coming weeks.

Phillips told “The spirit in the camp, despite a frustrating start to the season, has been upbeat and positive.

“We are all working hard and I truly believe we are just one win away from kick-starting our campaign and showing just how good a team we are.

“The confidence that a victory will provide will be invaluable in the weeks to come.”

Saturday’s contest at the Little Heath Sports Ground comes with free admission and free parking, providing West Ham United supporters with an excellent opportunity to see the Academy stars in action.