Declan Rice wins monthly award, West Ham United fans react

Declan Rice has been attracting attention this season after making a handful of appearances in the West Ham United first team.

The 18-year-old played in a thrilling 3-2 comeback win over Tottenham Hotspur in the Carabao Cup.

The defender has also featured in five Premier League games, two of which he started, and three Carabao Cup matches in total.

When he is not in the first team, the teenager is representing Terry Westley’s Under-23s side.

For his recent performances, Rice has been named Premier League 2 Player of the Month for October.

The defender has gone from strength to strength having captained the Under-23s to the playoffs last season.

Rice has been rewarded with first-team outings and he could be set for more due to Jose Fonte’s foot injury, which could keep the ex-Southampton man out of action until 2018.

After the teenager’s accolade was announced, West Ham fans took to Twitter.