West Ham emerging star deletes controversial Tweet following Accrington clash - report
By Harvey Byrne
Reece Oxford has deleted a Tweet which appeared to hint at his displeasure at not getting a chance against Accrington Stanley on Wednesday evening, according to a report.
Hammers news site Claret and Hugh reported that the 17-year-old defender had retweeted a Tweet from his personal account from team-mate and fellow youngster Marcus Browne hinting that the younger member’s of the squad wanted more first team opportunities.
Browne sent a Tweet out from his account saying: “The youth need feeding.. we hungry out here.”
Oxford then retweeted the image with a pondering emoji above it, which is used to indicate thinking.
Both the retweet and Tweet have been deleted with the youngsters seemingly having a change of heart, while Oxford later Tweeted: “Winners never quit.”
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— Ox (@Reeceoxford_) September 22, 2016
Oxford was an unused substitute in the clash against Accrington in the EFL Cup.
Slaven Bilic named a strong side for the home clash against the League Two side, but it took a Dimitri Payet goal in stoppage time to gift the Hammers a 1-0 victory.
The Croatian boss could have been looking to build momentum within his side after a slow start to the new Premier League campaign.
The east London club have taken three points from their opening five league fixtures, while also being knocked out of the Europa League.
In other West Ham team news, the Hammers have revealed that Winston Reid will be available for selection against Southampton.