West Brom under-21 starting XI: Ross, Ezewele, Pocognoli, O’Neil, Fitzwater, Donnellan, Leko, S. Nabi, Roberts, A. Nabi, Edwards
West Brom under-21 subs: Ward, Hall, Cleet, Howkins, McCourt
West Ham under-21 starting XI: Brown, Knoyle, Hendrie, Poyet, Chambers, Burke, Samuelsen, Cullen, Lee, Lanzini, Parfitt-Williams
West Ham under-21 subs: Onariase, Boness, Mavila, J. Brown, Hector-Ingram
Young players from West Bromwich Albion and West Ham United clash in the Under-21 Premier League today with both sides giving run-outs to players who will have one eye firmly on a future first-team place.
The two sides’ senior teams have had contrasting starts to their Premier League campaigns, with West Brom having just one point to date and West Ham beating Arsenal on the opening weekend before losing to Leicester City last time out.
Today sees some very promising young players feature including West Brom striker Adil Nabi and recent West Ham addition Martin Samuelsen.
The latter in particular impressed during pre-season and he will be hoping to make a name for himself in matches such as this before hopefully featuring regularly for Slaven Bilic’s first-team.
As for Nabi, he will have been hoping for his senior debut by now having scored 25 goals for West Brom at under-21 level to date.