Confirmed West Ham U21 line-up to play Brighton: Martin Samuelsen starts

Here is how West Ham United’s under-21s will line up against Brighton & Hove Albion this evening.

West Ham U21s starting line-up: Howes, Pike, Page, Dobson, Rice, Hendrie, Parfitt-Williams, Cullen, Kanu, Browne, Samuelsen

West Ham U21s subs: Brown, Gordon, Nasha, Makasi, Akinola

West Ham United’s youngsters have travelled to the coast this week as they face their Brighton & Hove Albion counterparts in the Under-21 Premier League.

The Hammers next generation have had a mixed campaign to date, losing 2-0 to Fulham at the end of October but winning 4-0 against Wolverhampton Wanderers the previous week.

Prior to that came a defeat to Stoke City and an entertaining 2-2 draw with Newcastle United, so it will be interesting to see how the young West Ham players perform this evening.

Slaven Bilic’s first-team have been in great form this season but they lost 2-0 to Watford at the weekend in what was a disappointing game; however there are still plenty of reasons to be positive, not least the exciting next generation coming through at the club, some of whom will be on show tonight as they bid to impress their senior boss from afar.

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