Giving Toni Martinez a chance could help Moyes win West Ham fans over

Sunderland's Scottish manager David Moyes arrives for the English Premier League football match between Hull City and Sunderland at the KCOM Stadium in Kingston upon Hull, north east...

Young striker has been prolific for West Ham U23s this season

Toni Martinez of West Ham United closes down louis Ramsey of Norwich City during the Premier League 2 match between West Ham United and Norwich City at Chigwell Construction Stadium on...It's safe to say that the appointment of David Moyes as West Ham United manager wasn't met with universal acclaim by the club's supporters, but, by giving young striker Toni Martinez a chance in the first-team, the Scotsman could see his popularity skyrocket.

Martinez has been in prolific form for West Ham at U23 level this season, scoring eight goals in nine games, while he has also scored two goals in two appearances in the EFL Trophy, with many fans left bewildered as to why the Spaniard didn't get a look in under Slaven Bilic.

Toni Martinez of Oxford United celebrates scoring his sides second goal during The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round match between Middlesbrough and Oxford United at Riverside Stadium on...

With Bilic now gone, however, there may well be an opportunity for Martinez to showcase his credentials in the first-team.

Last season Martinez gained experience while on loan at Oxford United in League Two as he scored five times in 18 games and he returned to West Ham with increased confidence.

David Moyes, Manager of Sunderland gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Sunderland at Emirates Stadium on May 16, 2017 in London, England.

Moyes has some major decisions to make with regards to how he sets his West Ham side out and chief amongst them will be settling on his attacking options.

The likes of Andy Carroll, Javier Hernandez and Diafra Sakho are all vastly experienced and should have a part to play in Moyes' plans, but, even as a substitute, Martinez is an intriguing wildcard option and opposing defences may not be fully aware of what to expect from the 20-year-old, which could well work in West Ham's failure.

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