Like father – like son
Moncur moving up
George Moncur has moved a step closer to following in his famous father’s footsteps by signing his first professional contract with West Ham United.
The all-action midfielder and son of former Hammers star John Moncur has been rewarded for his promise, commitment and ability with a two-year deal.
The younger Moncur, who only turned 17 in August, has made rapid strides in the past year, establishing himself as a regular in Academy Director Tony Carr’s Under-18 side and forcing his way into Alex Dyer’s reserve team.
While his first professional contract has put a huge smile on Moncur’s face, the teenager knows neither his Dad nor his coaches will let him rest on his laurels.
“I am very pleased. I’ve started off the season well and I’ll try and carry that on now I’ve got my contract,” he told whufc.com
“I found out a couple of weeks ago when Alex Dyer had a word with me after training. I told my Dad and he was really happy and told me to work hard and keep doing well.
“It helps so much to have a Dad who has been through the same experiences himself. He tells me lots and I’ve just got to take it all on board and listen to what he says.”
Moncur has made rapid progress through the Academy ranks since moving to Little Heath from London rivals Tottenham Hotspur at the age of 13.
A big fan of Arsenal and Spain star Cesc Fabregas, the youngster is a multi-talented midfield player blessed with good vision, a fine passing range and an eye for goal.
While he is blessed with a wide variety of attributes, Moncur himself recognises the need to knuckle down and make the most of his ability.
“I’ve got to just keep working hard. I want to be a regular in the reserve team this season and keep progressing. I love it at West Ham and I just want to keep doing well for the club.”
“I’m just grateful that Tony and Alex have had the confidence in me and recognised my ability. Now it’s up to me to repay them.”