While concerned over their current table position, West Ham United management are excited about the club's future.
The London Evening Standard says Hammers boss Gianfranco Zola is desperate for the young players to develop now. Some, such as the excellent James Tomkins and the dynamic Jack Collison, already have. Others, like Junior Stanislas, Zavon Hines, Freddie Sears currently on loan at Crystal Palace and big striker Frank Nouble, signed from Chelsea, have plenty of potential.
Further down, West Ham's current crop of Under 16's, are rumoured to be yet another special group on the club's assembly line.