29 Dec 2001
Josh Okotcha is a centre-back who began his two-year scholarship with West Ham United in the summer of 2018.
Long considered one of the Academy of Football's brightest prospects, Okotcha made no fewer than ten U18 Premier League starts in 2017/18, while still a schoolboy.
The youngster's promise and ability also saw him handed a Premier League 2 debut at home to Sunderland on 5 February 2018, just two months past his 16th birthday.
Captaining the U18s and making 19 appearances across the curtailed 2019/20 season, as they finished second in U18 Premier League South, Okotcha was rewarded with his first professional contract in summer 2020.
*Stats are U23 Premier League 2 Division 1 matches only