West Ham coach assesses Domingos Quina's latest under-23 performance

Domingos Quina of West Ham United in action during the West Ham United training session at London Stadium in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on August 3, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by...

West Ham youngster is on the edge of the first team.

 

Domingos Quina of West Ham United in action during the West Ham United training session at London Stadium in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on August 3, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by...

West Ham United blocked a loan exit for youngster Domingos Quina at the transfer deadline, The Mail reported.

But the 18-year-old winger has not been utilised in the first team since.

On Monday evening Quina was in action for the under-23s and scored in a 2-2 draw with Tottenham Hotspur.

Domingos Quina of West Ham United and Darren Pratley of Bolton Wanderers battle for possession during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between West Ham United and Bolton Wanderers at The...

His contribution was praised by manager Liam Canning, who was delighted the teenager is taking on board his advice.

Canning told the club's official website: "With Domingos, he’s got to score or create goals and the fact he got in the box tonight is testament that he’s taking it on board and learning from that.

"We made the point to the players before the game about what a big game it was, that rivalry and ultimately we want to aspire to be better than them."

Quina was a surprise selection by David Moyes in West Ham's Carabao Cup quarter-final against Arsenal back in December.

The former Chelsea talent did not justify his manager's faith and the stage looked a little too big for him, but it is too early to write him off.

If he can continue to develop his game for the under-23s and make an impact like last night then he will be better prepared for when his next big chance comes along.

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