Nathan Holland scored twice as West Ham United’s Under-23 side recorded a 4-0 win over Stoke City Under-23s in the Premier League 2 on Monday night.
The 21-year-old featured in West Ham’s EFL Cup clash with Oxford United at the end of September but has not been involved in the Premier League this season.
His performance on Monday night made a huge impression on a number of the club’s fans, though, and some have even called for head coach Manuel Pellegrini to include the attacker against Sheffield United in the Premier League this weekend.
The Blades will head to the London Stadium full of confidence after a 1-0 win over Arsenal on Monday night, making it an even tougher test for the Hammers.
Holland has only made two first-team appearances for West Ham since arriving from Everton in the middle of the 2016/17 campaign.
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However, many of the supporters want him to be involved in the senior squad going forward.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
Get this man in the first team right now
— Felix (@FLX______) October 21, 2019
Getting boring now that he isn’t in the squad. Kid is class
— Sam Dennis (@SamiDennis) October 21, 2019
Start him next game.
— William Donaldson (@willfdon) October 21, 2019
I would have him on the bench to bring on if we need to inject some pace and someone to get at the full back https://t.co/RS9Jp2wR0S
— ExWHUemployee (@ExWHUemployee) October 21, 2019
100%. With the absence of Antonio, we lack any pace as a possible option on the bench. Given Anderson’s form (1 goal in 2019) we need a different option
— Dave Hardie (@baldyh77) October 21, 2019
yeah tend to agree ex but wouldn’t mind him starting over anderson
— steve (@stevecatman) October 21, 2019
These lads deserve a chance in the first team squad surely…? Can’t do any worse than what the first team players are at the moment
— Jamie Norwood (@JimboNorwood) October 21, 2019