West Ham’s rising star Divin Mubama has expressed his delight in his progression of late, stating he trusts David Moyes to keep him heading in the right direction.

The Academy graduate who has recently forced his way into Moyes’ first team plans in East London, showcased his maturity when speaking to the clubs Official Website, stating that although he is excited to be rubbing shoulders with top international footballers right now, he is still staying focused on his development into potentially a top striker.

Mubama, who only turned 18 in October, has already made a positive impact with the forward scoring (albeit it was cruelly ruled an own-goal) in the Europa Conference League against FCSB back in November and has most recently appeared again for the first team in our 2-0 win over Derby County on Monday night.

Moyes has already expressed his pleasure in working with Mubama, hinting that the forward could well be making more first team appearances as he continues to make the step up from the development sides in the Academy – although Mubama insists he is still more than happy to keep working with the U18s.

“The gaffer has seen a lot of kids come through and go all the way to the top,” stated Mubama. “I trust the gaffer and obviously, there’s 100 per cent stuff that I need to work on.

“I’m happy to be a part of both sides. And do what I need to do for either team. Whether that’s going up to Newcastle or doing my bit for the U18s, I’m happy to do either.”

Many fans will be hoping the likes of Mubama and Ollie Scarles contiue to develop and stay at West Ham for the long term, with a recent worrying trend of seeing younger players move on, with Harrison Ashby this week departing for Newcastle.