West Ham seem to have one seriously good player on their hands in the form of Harrison Ashby.

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The 19-year-old right-back really impressed for the Hammers in the Carabao Cup last season.

And the teenager seems to have developed and improved further still over the past 12 months.

David Moyes must be delighted that he has Ashby and Ben Johnson coming through the ranks. Both of those players will be able to take over from Vladimir Coufal when the Czech ace steps down.

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West Ham United’s Harrison Ashby in action (Photo by Rob Newell – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Johnson’s qualities are well known. Ashby’s less so.

The 19-year-old put in a first class display against Crawley Town for the under-23’s last night, however. And perhaps he has just sent a message to Moyes and the Hammers fans.

West Ham have a real player on their hands in Harrison Ashby

The Scotland under-21 international incapsulates everything about what being a modern day full-back should be.

 

Ashby is incredibly energetic and possesses pace in abundance.

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Harrison Ashby of West Ham United (Photo by James Griffiths/West Ham United FC via Getty Images)

He is a strong tackler, has a fine positional sense and reads the game well.

The young Scot is really good going forward as well. He has become renowned for making lung-busting runs up and down the right-hand flank.

The only aspect of his game that really needs improving is the physical side. That will obviously come in time as his body continues to develop, however.

Despite the underwhelming summer transfer window so far, exciting times undoubtedly lie ahead for West Ham. Moyes has so many talented youngsters at his disposal at the London Stadium.

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And Harrison Ashby is certainly one of those.

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