West Ham kid Elliot Lee tipped for big things

West Ham United development coach Nick Haycock is delighted with the progress of Elliot Lee. The teenage midfielder is tipped as one to watch by Haycock.

West Ham United development coach Nick Haycock is delighted with the progress of Elliot Lee.

The teenage midfielder is tipped as one to watch by Haycock.

He told whufc.com: "I think Elliot's showing another side to his game. We're playing him in a wider role, but he's got the licence to drift along that frontline and he looks a threat at the minute.

"He always has been [lethal in front of goal]. I remember Elliot being a nine-year-old at the club, I've been here seven years and he has been with me quite a long time. So I know what Elliot's about. I've got a good relationship with him and I think he's got a chance. If he keeps playing like that, he's going to catch the manager's eye.

"Being only an under-18, he has still got plenty of time and he's enjoying his football. The work he has been doing with the Sport Science team, he has done a lot of extra work in the gym and physically he looks a lot better at the moment. I think it's showing and he looks like a stronger player and obviously the goals will always come with Elliot, he's a finisher."

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