West Ham U23s picked up yet another win last night.
The young Hammers, led by Dmitri Halajko, beat Brighton U23s 3-1 in the Premier League International Cup. Goals from Nathan Holland, Alfie Lewis and Anthony Scully secured the victory.
With the current first-team struggling, Manuel Pellegrini should be looking at his younger options. There are several starlets in contention for a promotion, including Holland and Scully.
Scully has been on fire this season. But he only got his chance by circumstance. Injuries to Sean Adarkwa, Mesaque Dju and Xande Silva, combined with Dapo Afolayan heading out on loan, left West Ham U23s with no striker.
Halajko looked to Scully, who had previously operated as an attacking midfielder, to lead the line. The 20-year-old has not looked back and his goalscoring record is nothing short of remarkable.
With 15 goals in 15 games, Scully cannot be ignored for much longer. West Ham are struggling to score goals and the Republic of Ireland U21 striker could be the answer.
After scoring again, Scully has made a point and West Ham fans are impressed. Here are some tweets about the Hammers starlet.
Scully again… I think that makes it at least a goal in every game he played since WBA on 16th Sept…. Get him at least on the bench for 1st team..them numbers deserve a chance.
— James Kineavy (@JamesKineavy) November 27, 2019
— Steve Doidge (@SteveDoidge) November 27, 2019
What’s Anthony Scully got to do to get chance in the West Ham 1st team.
Sadly all the time Pellegrini is at the club there is more chance he will just get sent out on loan.
Pellegrini wont give him a chance
— #PellegriniOut (@Pellegrini__Out) November 27, 2019
PLAY HOLLAND AND SCULLY IN THE FIRST TEAM THEY CANT BE WORSE THAN HALLER AND ANDERSON!
— connor brooks (@connorbroooks) November 27, 2019
These lads should play on Saturday at Stamford Bridge. @ziegfieldstar
— Morris Hickey#Back Boris#Turn Ilford North blue# (@Morris2906) November 27, 2019
— ⚒ COYIrons ⚒ (@COYIrons_com) November 28, 2019