Alan Irvine looking forward to watching Reece Oxford in action tonight

West Bromwich Albion manager Alan Irvine shouts instructions from the touchline during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion on December 28, 2014 in...

David Moyes’s West Ham United will face Shrewsbury Town at the London Stadium in the FA Cup third-round replay this evening.

Freiburg's forward Nils Petersen and Moenchengladbach's  English defender Reece Oxford (R) vie for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match between SC Freiburg...

West Ham United assistant manager Alan Irvine has told Football.London that he is looking forward to watching Reece Oxford in action this evening.

Premier League club West Ham will take on League One side Shrewsbury Town at the London Stadium in the FA Cup third-round replay.

Irvine has revealed that Oxford will feature in the tie this evening and is looking forward to watching the versatile 19-year-old in action.

Diafra Sakho (C) of West Ham United celebrates scoring his team's third goal with his team mates Cheikhou Kouyate (L) and Reece Oxford (R) during the Barclays Premier League match between...

The England Under-20 international is a very talented and promising young player who can operate as a central defender or as a defensive midfielder.

Oxford was sent out on loan to Bundesliga outfit Borussia Monchengladbach in the summer of 2017, but the teenager is back at the Hammers after struggling to make an impact at the German club.

Reece Oxford of West Ham in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on August 9, 2015 in London, England.

Irvine told Football.London about Oxford: “I am really looking forward to seeing him play at some point. Since he came back he's not had a game at all.”

Meanwhile, former Celtic and Arsenal forward Charlie Nicholas has backed West Ham to win against Shrewsbury at the London Stadium this evening.

Nicholas has predicted West Ham striker Javier Hernandez to score first, although, according to Sky Sports, the Mexico international could miss the game due to flu.

“It is fabulous stuff going on for West Ham under David Moyes so far, but he'll just want to get the job done here,” Nicholas wrote on Skysports.com. “And I think he'll rest Noble and maybe even Marko Arnautovic for this tie.”

A footnote added: “Charlie predicts: 2-0 and Hernandez to score first.”

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