West Ham news: Gabbidon claims Browne is a big talent

By support

18th Sep, 2017 | 7:21pm

TalkSPORT pundit: This West Ham teenager is a big talent (not Oxford)

By Harvey Byrne

TalkSPORT pundit and former West Ham defender Danny Gabbidon has claimed current teenage attacking midfielder Marcus Browne to be a “big talent.”

The 19-year-old London-born attacker has made just one senior appearance for the Hammers in his so far short professional career, which came against Astra Giurgiu in the Europa League qualifying stage last summer.

He then went out on loan to Wigan in the Championship in January, where he made one appearance for the Latics before suffering an injury, which had ruled him out until Monday evening’s Under-23s clash against Liverpool.

Many are happy to see the bright young talent back in the squad and that includes Gabbidon, who reacted via his personal Twitter account by claiming Browne to be one of West Ham’s brightest prospects.

West Ham have boasted a very successful academy over the years, which has see the likes of Rio Ferdinand, Frank Lampard, Michael Carrick and Jermain Defoe make their breakthrough.

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There has currently however been some criticism aimed at the club with manager Slaven Bilic and co-chairman David Gold seemingly unwilling to give an opportunity to youth which has seen another prospect in Reece Oxford move out to Borussia Monchengladbach on loan.

However, Browne and supporters will be hoping the young attacker can be remembered among those who have also gone on to represent England at senior level.

In other West Ham news, Ray Wilkins has graded the Hammers’ weekend display against West Brom.

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