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NO LESS than seven of West Ham United’s exciting Academy scholars have put pen to [aper on professional contracts with the London Stadium club.
Defenders, Harrison Ashby, Sam Caiger, Will Greenidge and Joshua Okotcha, midfielders, Keenan Appiah-Forson and Dan Chesters along with goalkeeper, Daniel Jinadu, have all made notable progression with the East Londoners, each featuring in the clubs’ successful under 18 and 23 sides.
Speaking to www.whufc.com about the group, Hammers Academy Manager, Ricky Martin, enthused: “This is a tremendous achievement. All our young players aspire to be offered a professional contract, and these players have all deservedly been rewarded for their efforts and development to date.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Kevin Keen, Mark Phillips and Billy Lepine, the three coaches for the U18s who have worked with these players all season and given them all the support and guidance they’ve required.
“These players are still progressing, and fully deserve the opportunity to move into the next stage of their development with the U23s squad. They have shown resilience, determination and dedication so far, so as long as they keep those traits up, they will give themselves every opportunity to progress further in the future.”