West Ham United co-chairman David Gold has taken to Twitter to update the situation surrounding teenager Reece Oxford.
The Hammers have a long history of bringing players through from their academy, with the likes of Rio Ferdinand, Glen Johnson, Frank Lampard, Michael Carrick and Jermain Defoe all coming up through the ranks at Upton Park.
More recently, West Ham's conveyor belt of young talent has slowed down somewhat, with James Tomkins and Mark Noble flying the flag for the club's academy.
Now though, they may have a real star on their hands. 17-year-old midfielder Reece Oxford hit the headlines on the opening weekend of the season, as he was simply outstanding in the 2-0 win away at Arsenal.
It's rare to see a teenager excel in his first Premier League start like that, but Oxford was sensational at the Emirates Stadium. Unfortunately, he hasn't quite kicked on from there, and has played just 53 minutes since the opening game of the campaign.
Fans have been asking co-chairman David Gold about Oxford's situation on Twitter, and he has responded by saying that Oxford will be in the squad to face Swansea City this weekend.
Gold also predicted that Oxford's 'time will come' at West Ham, given that they are taking a smart, cautious approach with his development.
He is in the squad and on the bench, he's very close, his time will come. dg https://t.co/VktnVdhmBP— David Gold (@davidgold) December 16, 2015
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