West Ham defender Joe Widdowson is delighted to be part of the club's US tour.

"It is really good to be here," said the homegrown defender who lives a stone's throw from the Boleyn Ground.

"I have been with the club quite a long time, since I was eleven. This is a big step forward and it was a really good thing to be included in the party coming out here. I am hoping to be involved as much as possible," he added on whufc.com.

Widdowson possibly could be facing up directly against David Beckham later this week.

He said: "A few people have mentioned it and I must admit I have thought about it. They have been telling me to get stuck in if it happens! If I did play against him it would be amazing. Beckham is just a legend and to come up against him would be unreal."