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Remember the name: Blair Turgott scores excellent hat-trick for West Ham v QPR


Remember the name: Blair Turgott scores excellent hat-trick for West Ham v QPR

Is Blair Turgott set to follow the likes of Bobby Moore, Joe Cole and Rio Ferdinand through the famed West Ham Academy?

Turgott scored a really classy hat-trick today as West Ham beat QPR 3-1 in a behind-closed-doors friendly at Upton Park.

The 18-year-old spent much of the campaign with Bradford, where he played in the Capital One Cup final, but has since returned to the Boleyn.

There were a fair few big name players on the park, including James Tomkins, Matt Tatlor, Marouane Chamakh, Wellington Paulista, Luke Young, Shaun Derry, Jamie Mackie, Esteba Granero and Adel Taarabt, but it was Turgott who stole the show.

He pulled out three excellent right-foot finishes which, in an international week, should have tongues wagging.

If West Ham can inch towards safety in the coming weeks, surely Turgott deserves a chance in Sam Allardyce’s first team, on the back of this display alone!