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Moyes promotes Essex-born teenager to first-team training during international break

Moyes promotes Essex-born teenager to first-team training during international break

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One of West Ham United’s most promising young players has been promoted to first-team training during the international break.

West Ham manager David Moyes has lost a whole host of players this week due to the international games.

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And the Scot has obviously been keen to make up the numbers during the first-team training sessions.

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Hammers youngster Jacob Knightbridge is a 19-year-old goalkeeper born in Brentwood, Essex.

And the teenager was seen being put through his paces in training at Rush Green this week…

With Alphonse Areola away with France on international duty, the Hammers were obviously short of numbers for training sessions.

As a result, Moyes has dipped into his youth ranks to get the numbers up.

And Knightbridge can be seen training with the first-team on a video uploaded to West Ham’s official Youtube account.

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The 19-year-old stopper has played 28 games for the under-18s, and has conceded 36 goals whilst keeping 11 clean sheets in the process (Transfermarkt).

Standing at 6ft 3in tall, Knightbridge cuts an imposing figure and he is a very commanding goalkeeper. He’s a pretty good shot-stopper as well with impressive reflexes.

The West Ham youngster will be gaining valuable experience by training with the first-team right now.

However, we all know that goalkeepers do not reach their prime until they are in their late 20’s to early 30’s. So I can’t see him making an impact with the first-team for quite some time yet.

That said, it will be interesting to keep a close eye on his development over the next few years, whether that be with the under-21’s or with another club on loan.

Whatever happens, I wish him the best of luck in his future endeavours.

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