West Ham United midfielder Jack Collison is delighted seeing more youngsters coming through from the academy.

Collison's absence has opened up a space in the first-team squad for a number of his fellow Academy graduates in recent months - most notably midfielders George Moncur and Sebastian Lletget.

The young professionals have been in and around Big Sam's matchday 18 for the last few matches and the 24-year-old has been keeping tabs on their progress.

"It is nice to see so many youngsters coming through and developing, Sebby and Moncs have both been on the bench for the last few games which is great to see. Hopefully it is not too long before one of them gets their chance in the first team because it was great to play with them and even better to see them doing so well," he told whufc.com.