Four West Ham academy stars pictured in Vienna ahead of Europa League clash with Hammers eyeing a place in the last 16 of the competition.
With Michail Antonio having been left at home there is a real chance Perkins, 17, might be in David Moyes’s matchday squad.
Four West Ham academy stars pictured in Vienna ahead of Europa League clash
And now a picture has emerged online showing that Perkins has been joined by three of his West Ham Academy teammates in the travelling party over in Austria.
West Ham posted a picture gallery on the club’s website last night of the squad arriving at Rapid’s stadium and going out on the pitch.
The picture confirmed the Hammers News story about Perkins being involved.
And it also showed defenders Jamal Baptiste and Aji Alese as well as midfielder Dan Chesters.
Baptiste and Alese have been in West Ham first squads before and tasted some action.
Chesters made his West Ham debut and impressed – albeit briefly – in the home match with Genk.
Moyes has had to manage his squad carefully this season with West Ham fighting on all fronts.
The Scot has managed that masterfully so far.
West Ham’s players seem to be in good spirits on the trip despite the defeat to Wolves last time out.
After Chesters made his debut against Genk, Hammers skipper Mark Noble made a statement on Twitter.
“Our academy just keeps on producing,” Noble said.
West Ham fans love seeing academy players given a chance in the first team.
Let’s hope that the quartet can get some minutes and vital experience in the Europa over the next two games.