West Ham United will have the chance to bounce back from Sunday’s 2-0 defeat at Watford when they host Leicester City in the Premier League on Friday night.
It will be David Moyes’ first home game in charge of the Hammers, and it would be fair to say that the pressure will be firmly on the Scot to deliver three points.
Javier Hernandez’s absence for the Watford clash meant that 20-year-old forward Toni Martinez was named on the bench.
The Spaniard did not receive a run-out at Vicarage Road, however, with Andy Carroll starting the match and Diafra Sakho providing the attacking option off the bench.
Carroll and Sakho both took stick for their part in the defeat, and there is no question that the West Ham fans want Martinez to be given his chance on Friday night.
The youngster has scored eight times in 10 Premier League 2 appearances this season, and he could be given the opportunity to become an instant hero with the West Ham supporters.
Martinez fronted up with a tweet on Monday morning, and it seems that the Hammers could turn to the forward in search of inspiration.
Not the result we wanted but we go again! Thanks to all the fans for the support. Happy to make my first PL experience. ⚒ pic.twitter.com/Ey4jenl4mO
— Toni Martínez (@AntonioMtnez_29) November 20, 2017
Should start on Friday, Carroll deserves to be no where near that side.
— Callum Massie (@Callum_Massie) November 20, 2017
Bet you would have put those chances away, hope you get your chance soon ⚒👍
— 🙅♂️SPEEDWAYHAMMER⚒ (@westhamutd1955) November 20, 2017
Should be starting ahead of that donkey Carroll or that snake Sakho
— ⚒️ Jay ⚒️ (@jlross1989) November 20, 2017
hang in there Toni your time will come very soon mate..make the most of it
— steve baxter (@conil07) November 20, 2017
Should have come on for Carroll after 6 seconds 🙄⚒
— Samuel Avery (@sam_avery1) November 20, 2017
Keep working, you just need your chance on the pitch and you'll show everyone what a talent we've got, I know you would have put those chances away! 🇪🇸#COYI⚒
— ⚒⚒WHU_UPOS⚒⚒ (@WHULUVA) November 20, 2017
Glad you made the squad. Hopefully you will get a chance Friday. Good luck Toni ⚒
— Dave The Hammer '66 (@Dpbmouse) November 20, 2017
You should get your chance on Friday night Toni. Just give 100% and the fans are with you ⚒
— Tim Whitfield (@WindsockBS) November 20, 2017
Hope you play Friday COYI!!
— Mike Obeney (@mike_obeney) November 20, 2017
I’ll be at the Leicester game Toni, seeing your debut is the only thing I’m looking forward to at the minute!
All we ask is 100% effort, u are a natural, the goals will come for you no doubt, good luck 👍🏻⚒
— Ricky Forrest (@rickwhufc) November 20, 2017
You will get your opportunity to show us fans what you can do. It will come sooner than later, you just need to grab it with both hands 👐 Hopefully we will see you get a run out v Leicester on Friday night.
— Al T Myles (@AlTMyles) November 20, 2017