Harrison Ashby is set to be promoted for the under-23s to the West Ham United first team for the new 2022/23 season.
That’s according to a report from The Athletic who claim that the 20-year-old right-back is very highly rated by David Moyes.
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The Scotland under-21 international could actually be like a new signing for the Hammers next season.
Ashby is one of the brightest talents to be coming through the ranks at the London Stadium and he was in sensational form for the under-23s last term.
Ashby clearly has all of the attributes needed to make it at the very highest level.
His performance for West Ham against Dinamo Zagreb in the Europa League back in December highlighted that it will only be matter of time before he is consistently included in match-day squads for the senior team.
The 20-year-old is a very solid defender and is a real threat going forward as well.
The Hammers under-23’s is littered with outstanding young players but in my view, Ashby is one of the standouts. And it seems as though he is in line for a big promotion next season…
Harrison Ashby set for West Ham first-team
The Athletic claims that David Moyes plans to integrate the 20-year-old right-back into the Hammers first-team during pore-season and on into next term.
That’s a great decision in my book.
He has been described as a superb young player by West Ham’s official website.
If the 20-year-old continues to work hard and applies himself properly, the sky will be the limit for him at the London Stadium.
Ryan Fredericks has been released by the Hammers. That leaves Vladimir Coufal and Ben Johnson as right-back options for David Moyes.
Coufal will soon be 30 whilst it could be argued that Johnson is actually better when playing in either the left-back or centre-back roles.
Next season could very well be the young Scot’s chance to shine and prove his worth.
And we will be delighted if Harrison Ashby features regularly for the West Ham senior team next term.
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