In a season of few positives we have seen the introduction of the young Ngakia into the first team squad.
At only 19 years of age Ngakia has shown maturity in handling the pressure of playing for the first team in some big games in the second half of the season.
He is strong, has pace and shows composure going forward, with some skills and confidence in getting into the box, making crosses and breaking up the play with well timed tackles.
Joining the Hammers aged 14, Ngakia has played both right back and right wing and you can see how offensively he plays with some wonderful runs down the wing to give the forward players space and time on the attack.
Ngakia says he models his game on Antonio and he certainly offers the team some well needed pace when going forward in a counter attacking move.
To be honest, I’m struggling to understand why he wasn’t introduced into the first team squad earlier in the season as he seems to have shaken off the foot injury he suffered the previous season.
Its been exciting watching Ngakia play and refreshing to see such a confident, pacey and skilful young player come up from the academy.
I was looking forward to capturing some more shots of Ngakia as the season drew to a close, but only have photos from Southampton and Liverpool to show so far.
Let hope we get to see more form this talented young player in the future.