Could Marcus Browne and Toni Martinez start on the bench for West Ham against Accrington?

West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic

West Ham United have some very exciting teenage talent in their ranks.

West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic

West Ham United have a chance to get a much needed victory under their belts when they welcome Accrington Stanley to the London Stadium for their EFL Cup third round clash later this week.

Big things were expected of the Hammers this season but so far they have flattered to deceive, with their defence conceding four times in two consecutive matches.

There is a lot of work to be done for manager Slaven Bilic and as a consequence he is likely to rest a number of star names for the upcoming cup clash, with some teenage talent likely to take their place on the bench.

One such player – Reece Oxford – should start against Accrington but here we take a look at two youngsters who could join him on the field in the second half if things are going according to plan:


Toni Martinez

Some West Ham fans will be hoping to see Toni Martinez start this match, such has been his form for the under-21s to date, but the 19-year-old Spaniard is likely to start on the bench.

Martinez is making quite a name for himself for the Hammers’ second string, scoring seven goals in six appearances already this season.

Marcus Browne

Attacking midfielder Marcus Browne came off the bench against Astra Giurgiu in the Europa League and it would be no surprise to see the same thing happen against Accrington.

The 18-year-old has scored three goals and provided five assists in 17 appearances at under-21 level and big things are expected of him in time.

West Brom manager Tony Pulis and West Ham manager Slaven Bilic

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