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Grady Diangana has to seize any West Ham chance v Burnley

West Ham travel to Burnley on Sunday for a Premier League encounter and it could be a huge game for youngster Grady Diangana.

The Hammers currently have a depleted squad due to injuries, but they still managed to come away with a 2-1 win against Southampton on Thursday night.

Diangana, 20, earned a rare start in the Premier League in that match and unfortunately for him was a no-show.

The highly-rated attacker was taken off after just 55 minutes, as he struggled to leave his mark on the game and it was a big opportunity missed.

He played Southampton’s attackers onside for their goal and didn’t provide the creative spark in the final third that he’s capable of.

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The left-footed ace would have been disappointed with his contribution, but he’s still in the early stages of his career and it would have been a learning curve.

Diangana can’t afford another poor display in the West Ham first team if he gets the chance to impress against Burnley, something which seems feasible given the options at Manuel Pellegrini’s disposal.

The skilful winger needs to try restore some confidence to his game with some confident dribbles and has shown enough promise at senior level in the past to suggest he’s capable.

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