There is definitely a feel-good factor surrounding West Ham United at all levels this season.
Despite defeat against Crystal Palace before the international break, the Hammers are sitting within touching distance of European qualification in the Premier League.
West Ham’s academy are certainly playing their part at the minute, with the under-23’s at the top of the Premier League 2, and unbeaten so far in the competition.
Dmitri Halajko’s side recently lost their 16-match unbeaten run with a 4-3 defeat away at Cheltenham in the EFL Trophy, but they still have their success in the league to fall back on.
The youthful Hammers are full of talent and have won each of their last five league games, with forward Anthony Scully scoring eight goals already.
After starting the season in midfield, the Irishman was pushed forward to lead the line and has repaid that faith in him by finding the net with ease.
Scully has been rewarded for his form at the beginning of the campaign, picking up the Premier League 2 Player of the Month award for September.
“I’ve changed position to upfront, and I’m loving it, it’s been really enjoyable,” he told the club’s official website.
“It’s been a good month, and hopefully, I’ll just carry it on and do the same next month!”
Should Scully be able to continue that form as he hopes he can, it won’t be long until he catches the eye of Manuel Pellegrini, who should be eager to introduce some of the club’s brightest talents at some point this season.
The Irish youth international has flourished since moving into a more attacking role under Halajko, and he must continue to impress if he wants to break into the first team.
This is the first step for Scully to progress, with the September accolade surely catching the attention of senior figures at West Ham.