19-year-old West Ham star Lewis Page pleased with first-team appearance

Upton Park

The left-back featured against Reading in a behind-closed-doors friendly.

Yesterday saw West Ham United take the chance to play a behind-closed-doors friendly with a large portion of their team away on international duty.

They took on Reading and it proved a useful exercise. Mauro Zarate netted two stunners whilst Andy Carroll scored as he continued his comeback trail from his knee problems. His goal came from an Enner Valencia assist, himself returning from an ankle problem. So it was undoubtedly a good workout - even if they did lose the game 4-3.

One man who was clearly happy with the game was Lewis Page.

The attacking left-back came on for summer signing Stephen Hendrie at half-time and got a good 45 minutes under his belt to try and impress his boss Slaven Bilic.

He picked up an injury in the Europa League against Astra Giurgiu earlier in the season and has only recently recovered from the problem.

He was clearly pleased with the appearance, as he showed on his official Twitter account yesterday:

The 19-year-old is a crucial member of the West Ha under-21 side and is certainly hoping to push into the first-team in years to come.

He signed his new professional deal in February this year and time will tell if he can push on and break into the first-team on a regular basis.

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch