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Westley: West Ham have a 'real prospect' in youngster Oxford

West Ham United academy manager Terry Westley believes in Reece Oxford, the Hammers possess a real prospect among their ranks.
England U18 captain Oxford made his debut at the age of 16 years 198 days in the Europa League qualifier against FC Lusitans on Thursday night to break a 93-year club record.

Westley said: "He has done well and it gets that out of the way.

"It was the ideal night to play him and to play him in midfield to quicken his feet up. Then, when he stepped back towards the end, he was in control of the game and getting the ball and punching it to the wide men.

"He looks a prospect and now he knows he still has a lot to do, a lot to learn and a lot to work for. That was the other reason to put him in. He's not the finished article, but we've got a real prospect on our hands."

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