Nathan Holland has been one of a number of impressive performers for West Ham’s U23 side this season but the winger is set for an extended spell on the sideline.

Football London noted that the England youth international has sustained a torn hamstring recently amid calls for him to receive a promotion to the first-team squad, and the injury is set to keep him out for three months.

Holland himself confirmed on Twitter that he has had an operation on the injury as he begins his road to recovery.

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The 19-year-old joined West Ham from Everton back in January and rose to prominence in the U23 side and was taken on the first-team’s pre-season tour of Germany and Austria.

He made his debut for the Hammers coming on in their 3-0 win over Bolton in the Carabao Cup third round and with three goals in seven PL2 games, fans have been calling for David Moyes to feature him in the Premier League.

Declan Rice has illustrated that there is a pathway from the U23s into the first-team, but Holland, along with striker Toni Martinez, are yet to break into the squad.

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