Former West Ham assistant and now Blackpool boss has massive praise for Elliot Lee

The striker is currently on loan at the League One club.

West Ham United have sent out talented forward Elliot Lee to Blackpool on loan until January.

The 20-year-old striker is the son of former England international Rob Lee and The Hammers do have high hopes for his future.

Of course in heading to Blackpool he is joining up with a former West Ham assistant manager. Neil McDonald is the current head coach at Bloomfield Road - after leaving West Ham this summer.

He has been discussing Lee with the Blackpool Gazette this week and he reckons the West Ham striker is going to have a big impact in League One.

He stated:

“There were a couple of times he made superb runs, and if we’d just got that pass through to him he’d have been in. He was a constant thorn in Wigan’s side.

“The two-week break (between his first two Pool games) has done him the world of good in terms of fitness.

“He contributed fantastically on Saturday and the sharper he gets the more of a threat he’ll be.

“Hopefully when the chances come and he has more game time under his belt, he’ll put them in the back of the net.”

So far Lee has not scored for Blackpool in his two appearances for the club but he put in a fantastic performance against Wigan in a 1-0 win at the weekend and he has bagged a goal for West Ham this season - in the Europa League tie with Andorran outfit Lusitans.

He only has a handful more games left of his initial loan spell and there is no doubt he will be hoping to find the net for The Seasiders before heading back to West Ham.

Hopefully he can then begin to push on with his Hammers career.

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