West Ham United’s under-23s dealt out a thrashing yesterday and against impressive opponents in last year’s Premier League 2 winners Everton. The Hammers won the game 4-0 on Merseyside in an impressive result. But whilst the team may have performed well, one player, in particular, stole the show.
Marcus Browne was exceptional in the fixture. He tore the Everton defence apart with an incredible performance exemplified by the fact he scored all four of West Ham’s goals.
It was just yet another brilliant display from the player, who also scored a sumptuous free-kick against Manchester City recently. The four-goal heroics against Everton have now taken Browne’s tally for the season to six goals from 11 games, after spending a portion of the campaign out of action through injury.
Now he is back and captaining Graham Westley’s youngsters to impressive displays just like this one.
So should David Moyes give him a Premier League debut?
West Ham are still in a relegation battle. The Hammers are sitting on 34 points and, if they can reach 40 soon, Browne will have a better chance of getting a game in the first-team.
But Browne is red-hot at the moment and it could be he can help West Ham in their bid for survival.
Confidence can be such a key attribute in football and Browne is absolutely flying at the moment after his brilliant week with West Ham. With the likes of Michail Antonio and Manuel Lanzini potentially out of West Ham’s next game, bringing in someone creative like Browne could be a wise move.
He has played for West Ham’s first-team before, in that ill-fated Europa League clash with Astra Giurgiu back in 2016. With his current form, West Ham boss Moyes should undoubtedly be considering giving him a second chance in the Hammers fold in the coming weeks.