Should West Ham give a first team chance to exciting 18-year-old attacker Marcus Browne?

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

There are not many chances for left for West Ham fans to savour the Upton Park atmosphere, so supporters made the most of the opportunity on Monday night as the under-21 side were in action.

More than 10,000 fans turned up to see the Hammers' side beat Hull City 1-0 in the first leg of the Premier League under-21 cup final, and give themselves a slender advantage.

Supporters were privileged to see many stars of the future on show, and while winger Martin Samuelsen was one who dazzled, attacking midfielder Marcus Browne stood out too.

Browne was lively, trying to force the issue, and linked up well with his teammates as they pushed for the win.

The 18-year-old is an attacking midfielder who plays centrally, in a similar position to Manuel Lanzini's role for the first team.

He has two goals and four assists for the under-21 side in 13 regular season games he has played, and could benefit from a late season chance to show what he can do in the first team.

West Ham are obviously pushing for a European place, and will not want to ease up in their pursuit of this, but there may be a chance for Browne to get a place in the squad, and make a late substitute appearance, or even more, if Slaven Bilic decides.

Bilic showed earlier in the season he was willing to give the club's teenage stars a chance, and Browne is one of the more deserving players in the under-21 side worthy of a big opportunity.

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