West Ham United U23s take on Derby County on Saturday at the Chigwell Construction Stadium, as they look to build on Tuesday’s 2-1 victory over FC Porto in the Premier League International Cup.
This weekend’s opponents, Derby County, currently sit in second place and only one point behind current league leaders Everton.
Josh Pask spoke about Saturday’s opponents and believes his team are in a good place to stop the Rams’ winning run.
He said: “Derby are doing quite well, I’ve watched some clips from them and they seem to be a good team that like to keep possession of the ball and play some good football.
“Hopefully, we can disrupt their winning streak. We’ve got the momentum from Tuesday’s game, so hopefully we can carry that on to Saturday against Derby. We go in to every game thinking we’re going to win, and Saturday’s game is no different.”
On Tuesday night, an 87th minute goal from Jahmal Hector-Ingram gave the Hammers their first three points in Group A of the International Cup, and the Irons are now looking to carry that form into Saturday’s Premier League 2 game.
Hopefully, we can disrupt their winning streak. We’ve got the momentum from Tuesday’s game, so hopefully we can carry that on to Saturday against Derby.
The defender said: “It felt great to be back on the pitch on Tuesday. It was my first 90 minutes in about seven weeks, so I’m glad to get some minutes under my belt and hopefully I can push on from there.
“I thought the boys played exceptionally well on Tuesday, we had a fairly young team. I thought some of the lads came in and performed exceptionally well, worked very hard, they grafted, and they should be very proud of themselves. Hopefully we can carry that momentum on to the next game against Derby.
“I thought we defended very well in that game and with a bit of brilliance at the end from Jahmal [Hector-Ingram], we managed to get the winner.
“We’ve been rotating the back four and sometimes a back five and just trying to figure out what our best line-up is that suits us best. So, we’re still trying to figure that out and hopefully we can get a settled back four or back five.”