The 21-year-old winger took to his personal Instagram account following his display for the Hammers’ U-23s in the 2-2 draw with Manchester United in the Premier League 2 on Friday to insist his side will continue to work hard.
“Proud of the boys tonite. We keep working !!” wrote Holland on his Instagram account.
Holland’s social media post saw Collison send him a message in order to suggest that 2019 was Holland’s year before sending him a supportive message of come on.
“This year my man, come on,” wrote Collison via his verified Instagram account.
Holland has only ever featured for West Ham’s senior side on one occasion, and it seems Collison is hinting that will soon change, after all, what else could he possibly mean? The 21-year-old wowed on Friday against Manchester United’s U-23s, scoring a goal in the process, and you feel if he continues excelling at youth level then senior football will soon beckon. Holland has played 35 times for the Hammers’ U-23s, as per Transfermkert’s current records, and it seems easy to question what more he could learn playing for the youth side. Hopefully, if Manuel Pellegrini believes Holland isn’t worth utilising this season at the London Stadium, after all, he didn’t give him a chance against Newport County in midweek, he’ll find him a loan deal before the window shuts. It’s easy to imagine how regular senior football could help Holland take his game to the next level and a manager as experienced as Pellegrini surely knows that too.