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Slaven Bilic has an advice for West Ham's Reece Oxford

Slaven Bilic, Manager of West Ham United looks on during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Swansea City at London Stadium on September 30, 2017 in London, England.

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has advised Reece Oxford to not get carried away with the Golden Boy nomination.

Reece Oxford of West Ham United arrives at the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Middlesbrough and West Ham United at the Riverside Stadium on January 21, 2017 in...

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has advised young defender Reece Oxford to not get carried away with the Golden Boy award nomination.

The 18-year-old is a highly talented defender, and has made seven Premier League appearances for the club already.

Last season, he joined Reading on loan, a move that didn’t work out well for him. He managed only five games, and didn’t gain much first-team experience.

Slaven Bilic, Manager of West Ham United instructs during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Swansea City at London Stadium on September 30, 2017 in London, England.

He has made a temporary switch to Germany this term with Borussia Monchengaldbach, and Bilic wants him to make the full use of the loan move.

He is certainly in the long-term plans of his manager, but before that, the Croatian wants him to get regular games under his belt.

Oxford has not played a single top-flight game in 2017, but has still been nominated for the prestigious Golden Boy award, alongside top performers like Kylian Mbappe and Marcus Rashford.

Reece Oxford of West Ham United in action during the West Ham United training session at London Stadium in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on August 3, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Tom...

Bilic has advised the young defender to not let the nomination get to his head. Rather, he wants him to start playing regularly at his new club.

“Someone recognised him to be nominated for the Golden Boy award,” said Bilic, as quoted by The Standard

“If he goes one way and thinks he is [Kylian] Mbappe then that’s wrong, he needs to use this in the right way. He has got it in him, get his place and start playing regularly. Hopefully he will get that in Germany and it’ll be great to play in the Bundesliga.”

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