Plenty of West Ham United supporters want striker Xande Silva to be given a chance in the first team after his latest performance for the club’s under-23 side.
In a Premier League 2 fixture against Stoke City under-23’s, Silva put the Hammers in front after 14 minutes when he rounded the goalkeeper and slotted home (@WestHam) before the game ultimately finished a 2-2 draw thanks to a last-minute penalty for the Potters.
It is the second time this month that the Portuguese has made an impact in the Irons youth team, indeed he also scored against Sunderland under-23’s earlier in February as well as providing an assist in that game too (Transfermarkt).
Silva has only recently returned to action after missing the majority of this season following emergency surgery for a bowel obstruction in the summer (Football London). But he appears to have come back firing on all cylinders and as a result, loads of West Ham fans are now calling for him to be picked for the first team by David Moyes.
This is likely to be down to the fact that the man currently playing up front for the Hammers, Sebastien Haller, has really struggled of late and has netted just twice in his last 18 appearances in all competitions (Transfermarkt).
Here is what some fans had to say about it on Twitter…
Now this is what we want to see…
Hopefully has a part to play before the end of the season….
— Ⓟⓗⓘⓛⓘⓟ 父 Ⓦⓘⓛⓚⓘⓝⓢⓞⓝ 父 (@PW57WHU) February 17, 2020
Play him in the first team
— ethan (follow limit) (@WhuEthan) February 17, 2020
GET HIM IN THE FIRST TEAM ASAP
— Adam Jessop (@adammmm_1998) February 17, 2020
Xande Silva back fit and scoring regularly for the U23 side for West Ham – he needs to feature in and around the first team matchday squads between now and the end of the season. We need as many inform players available as possible – whether they are first team or youth team.
— Josh Verrills (@WestHamJoshV) February 17, 2020
Needs to be in the match day squad imo
— FabianskiSZN (@FabSzn) February 17, 2020
Needs to be playing for us soon
— jamiemaragakis⚒⚒ (@jamiemaragakis) February 17, 2020
This guy has to be better than some of our first team dross, no?
— Daryl Lewis (@darylwhu) February 17, 2020
He needs to be in first team top player
— Steve (@49whufc_smh) February 17, 2020
Tell moyes to watch our under 23s games
— vinder⚒ (@bigvinder) February 17, 2020
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