West Ham United have blooded some superb youngsters throughout the years.
West Ham skipper Mark Noble spoke exclusively to Sky Sports News about the quality of the young players coming through the ranks at the London Stadium, singling out Declan Rice and Grady Diangana in particular for praise.
The Hammers have made a fairly inconsistent start to their Premier League campaign, and currently sit in 13th spot in the table, although the emergence of some exciting youngsters has been a huge bonus for Manuel Pellegrini.
West Ham have been well-renowned throughout the years for bringing talented young players up through the academy, and this year seems to be no different.
Declan Rice is holding down a regular place at the base of the Hammers' midfield, whilst Diangana has put in some really exciting performances down the right hand flank.
Noble singled out the young West Ham duo when speaking exclusively to Sky Sports News, insisting that it is important for both of them to be playing regularly:
“With Dec and Grady coming in I think it’s important for the club to get them sort of players in the team (and) to keep bringing youth players through because it gives an incentive to the younger players to really have a go because they know they’re going to come through. I think the manager has done that fantastic, he’s brought Grady in and put him on against Spurs at a tough time and believed in him and it just shows you what the Academy staff are doing.”
Next up for West Ham is a trip to Huddersfield Town on Saturday, and Rice and Diangana will be hoping for another chance to impress against the Terriers.