West Ham recall Lee from loan for final

HITC Sport understands West Ham have recalled striker from loan spell.

West Ham United have recalled forward Elliot Lee from his loan spell at Colchester United to play in the second leg of their Under-21 Premier League Cup final.

West Ham face Hull in the second leg of the final on Wednesday at the KC Stadium with the Hammers leading 1-0 from the first leg.

West Ham United academy director Terry Westley is keen to have his strongest squad available for the trip to Hull and has recalled Lee to add his options in attack.

Lee has been on loan at Colchester since January and he has caught the eye at the League One club despite their relegation.

The 21-year-old has played in a wider role at Colchester and he excelled in his new position winning a host of man-of-the-match awards in his 14 appearances at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

Lee's performances have not gone unnoticed among rival clubs with several sides, including MK Dons, Wigan Athletic and Peterborough all keeping tabs on the skilful attacker.

Lee is out of contract at West Ham at the end of the season and although the Hammers do hold an option to extend his contract the forward's suitors are ready to move for the player this summer.

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