With the academy staff reportedly happy with how Flaherty has performed during his trial, it comes as no surprise to see that they have recommended that the Hammers secure him to a contract. The 17-year-old was straight into the action after arriving from Arsenal, making his debut against Norwich City. The exciting prospect scored twice in a 4-1 win and impressed just in-behind the striker. He was straight into the action in that clash, scoring with his first touch as he was keen to prove himself. Adding a freekick later in the game certainly helped his chances, and despite him being set to play in a training ground game this weekend, he seems to have done enough already. Flaherty has proved that he can deal with the pressure of the trial game, and he will be expected to continue his goalscoring form for the under-18s should a deal be completed in the coming weeks.