West Ham were in training today ahead of this weekend’s home match against Huddersfield Town.
And pictures taken from the Rush Green training ground show three West Ham youngsters in action with the first-team.
As well as Grady Diangana, there was an opportunity to impress Manuel Pellegrini for Nathan Trott, Ben Johnson and Nathan Holland.
Goalkeeper Nathan Trott has not been featuring for the under-23 team recently but he was in training with the first-team.
Pellegrini might see the England youth international as his third choice goalkeeper, with the potential to replace out-of-contract Adrian next season.
Lukasz Fabianski will be nearly impossible to oust but Trott is a promising young stopper who recently penned a new deal.
Ben Johnson was recently handed a shock debut against Manchester City but he has since returned to the under-23 team.
Filling in for injured duo Aaron Cresswell and Arthur Masuaku, Johnson played for more than an hour before coming off with a calf knock.
With all full-backs fit, the 19-year-old might not make the first-team squad just yet but Pellegrini clearly rates the teenage right-back.
Nathan Holland is an exciting left-winger who must have caught Pellegrini’s eye with his latest under-23 performance.
The 20-year-old dazzled on the flank and set up two goals in a 3-0 win over Swansea City. Injuries at unfortunate times have prevented the ex-Everton man from making the step up just yet.
But could he be set for a first-team promotion now that he is fit and firing?