18-year-old West Ham talent Marcus Browne delighted to provide two assists in one game

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Marcus Browne impressed for West Ham's under-21 side on Monday night.

Young midfielder Marcus Browne was one of the pick of the players on show on Monday night as West Ham's under-21 side lost narrowly to Aston Villa.

The Hammers were defeated 3-2 in a hotly contested match, with Browne providing two assists for his side, with Stephen Hendrie and Michael Hector-Ingram scoring.

It was the 13th game Browne has played for the under-21s this season, and he doubled his number of assists in the process, with four now to his name, and two goals.

The 18-year-old central midfielder felt satisfied with his own performance after the game, telling West Ham's official website

"I think I had a good game and one of my best this season. Two assists and yeah, I think I did well."

Overall however he was disappointed the Hammers could not record a win, adding: "We’re massively disappointed. I think it was a good performance and we dug in well and worked hard and the players coming off the bench put in the hard work as well with their fresh legs.

“There’s positives to take from the game as we dug deep and tried really hard but we didn’t have that final push and a bit of sloppiness has cost us the game."

Browne is highly rated by West Ham boss Slaven Bilic, who named him on the bench for the Premier League game with Norwich City in February, and the FA Cup win away at Blackburn.

If he can continue to make progress and impress, then next season could be a big one for him. 

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