West Ham's younger players such as Kyel Reid, Jack Collison and Tony Stokes are all beginning to impress for Kevin Keen's reserve-team.
After victory over Portsmouth this week, Keen told whufc.com: "The attitude of the senior boys last night was just exceptional. You don't get that at every football club, but we have this here and for me that's another sign the Club is going in the right direction.
"This attitude helps the younger boys, who are also showing more of the promise they have and it all contributed to the win. I still consider Kyel one of our younger players but he is starting to produce and have a real effect on games now.
"I had asked him to step up a level and he is doing that. I think Jack (Collison) had one of his best ever games and Stokesy works hard in midfield and keep's everyone going."