Adarkwa: I'm ready to make an impact against Aston Villa

Sean Adarkwa


Sean Adrakwa has backed himself to make an impact for the West Ham United Under-18s after recovering from an injury.

The 17-year-old missed out in the first two games of the season due to a groin problem, but returned to action against Swansea City at the end of August before bagging his first goal of the season, against Fulham, in the last match.

The forward is disappointed that he missed out on the opening games but, having returned to fitness, is prepared to show what he can do if given the chance against the Villans this weekend. 

It was frustrating to get an injury and have to sit out, but I feel like I'm ready to make an impact for the team against Villa.

Sean Adarkwa

"Pre-season was going really well for me, so it was very frustrating to pick up that injury and have to sit out," Adarkwa told "Obviously, not playing meant I wasn't scoring goals either. I'm just happy to be back now so I can start playing well and, like I showed in the last game, get scoring again. 

"I feel like I'm ready to make an impact for the team. I just can't wait to keep getting on the score-sheet now I'm back from injury." 

Under the guidance of Mark Phillips and Jack Collison, West Ham U18s have enjoyed a 100 per cent start to the 2018/19 campaign, winning all four of their league matches so far. 

The side has scored 12 times in those four contests, and Adarkwa is delighted with how the team are playing and performing. 



The forward insists, however, that the team won't get complacent heading into this weekend's game with Aston Villa. 

He added: "We've had a great start to the season. I feel like we have been more clinical. We've been a lot more attacking and we've been really direct, and caught other teams on the back foot. 

"We want to keep that form going. We feel really confident heading into this match. We are ready to play at our best against Villa, but even though we've been winning our matches we won't be complacent. They've had a good start too and we will need to be at our best to keep our winning run going."