Handy Hines is just content to be learning his trade

SUCH has been the impact that youngster Zavon Hines has made this season, his display as a second-half substitute hardly raised a comment. But the 20-year-old England under-21 international still managed to almost win a penalty when he appeared to be brou

SUCH has been the impact that youngster Zavon Hines has made this season, his display as a second-half substitute hardly raised a comment.

But the 20-year-old England under-21 international still managed to almost win a penalty when he appeared to be brought down by Steven Caldwell and then be robbed of a goalscoring opportunity when the hapless Caldwell brought him down and was given a red card.

Fittingly, Hines felt he could have made more of an impact.

"It wasn't too bad, but I still think I could have done better," said Hines, who has two goals to his name this season.

"Every time I come on I feel happy because not a lot of people get into my position. Playing for West Ham is a big thing for me and every time I play I get more confidence."

He is certainly not afraid to take players on and he feels that he is learning fast from strikers Carlton Cole and Guillermo Franco.

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"They're both smart players, but different in a lot of ways," he explained. "Learning from them helps my game a lot."

That has become only too apparent this season and the fans know that if he is picked for the clash with Manchester United on Saturday, he won't be out of his depth.

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