West Ham management delighted for Blair Turgott after hat-trick
The winger struck all three goals in the 3-1 triumph.
Hendon told whufc.com: "He has had a little spell away at Bradford and he played in a Development Squad game [against Arsenal] the other night and he didn't really perform how he should do. He has come out there among the seniors, which has perhaps given him a lift, and the boy has shown what he is all about.
"He has got that in his locker and Macca [assistant manager Neil McDonald] was there, so it's given him a little nudge. That's how you want them to perform and it's refreshing when the young lads do that."