Marcus Browne singled out for praise after recent display.
FC Astra Giurgiu's Junior Morais in action with West Ham United's Marcus Browne
West Ham United under-23 coach Graham Westley has praised teenage talent Marcus Browne after his performance for the side last night.
The Hammers beat Newcastle United 3-1 in their Premier League 2 match, much to the delight of their manager.
Browne netted while new forward Toni Martinez struck twice, one from a penalty.
West Ham academy manager Terry Westley
Westley told the club's official website: "We played high pressure stuff and then tidied up and played ourselves. The first half was a masterclass. Marcus Browne was fantastic. He caused Newcastle no end of problems, and we’re talking about a very good team here."
Westley also lauded winger Martin Samuelsen's display, and described Martinez as a 'constant threat'.
He also admitted that there could be players potentially heading out on loan, with scouts in attendance at the fixture.
He said: "There were a number of scouts here tonight - let's see if I get some calls this week!"
Browne is a potential candidate to go out on loan, but is also in the mix for the first team picture, coming off the bench against Astra Giurgiu in the Europa League last week.
Pleased to have made my competitive debut for the club... Proud moment for myself tough game hopefully do better next Thursday.— MarcusBrowne (@MarcusBrowne14) August 18, 2016
The attacker could benefit from a loan spell at a Football League side, but if he does not move before the transfer deadline it could hint that the Hammers have a potentially grander plan for him this season with more first team involvement.