Reading FC youngster Femi Azeez showed some promising signs as the Royals slipped to a heavy 3-0 defeat against top-tier outfit West Ham United in a pre-season friendly.

The fleet-footed forward was one of few Reading players to stand out as they were dominated by David Moyes’ hammers for much of the proceedings.

Here’s how we rated the players:

Rafael: 6/10 - Made some excellent saves in the first half and had to be on his toes early on to deny the Hammers a golden chance for a third-minute lead. Helpless for the opener after a heavy deflection off of Jeriel Dorsett.

Yiadom: 6/10 - Always looked to get forward and support the attack but did not neglect his defensive duties, goal line clearance to deny Conor Coventry.

Morrison: 5/10 - Had a lot thrown at him with West Ham thoroughly in control of proceedings. Marshalled the defence well and won several aerial duels.

Dorsett: 5/10 - Looked comfortable on the ball and dealt with Michael Antonio who was a constant handful. Was very unfortunate with the first goal as he inadvertently steered Diop’s header into the back of own net.

Lazaar: 5/10 - The more promising of the two trialists. Looked very comfortable with his defensive duties and pushed forwards at times to support the attack too. Some poor delivery which will need to be worked on but looked a promising prospect.

Rinomhota: 5/10 - Broke up the play and showed good strength on the ball. His and Laurent’s flourishing partnership looks set to continue into next season.

Laurent: 5/10 – Made some good tackles in the first half and showed bags of energy to always close down the opposition.

Ejaria: 5/10 – Showed little glimpses of his magical footwork but in truth struggled to make an impact on the game, particularly from out wide.

Edwards: 4/10 – Quiet and relatively ineffective 45 minutes from the young winger. Took a few sloppy touches and really struggled to make any sort of impact on the game before being hooked at halftime.

Swift: 6/10 - Looked sharp in the opening proceedings and tried to make things happening with his dribbling and passing. Should have equalised for Royals moments after West Ham’s opener but could only steer his shot wide of the post.

Azeez: 6/10 – Looked extremely lively with his movement and really tested the Hammers’ defence with his running in behind. Certainly looks like a player who could feature for Royals’ first team this season.

Southwood: 5/10 – Very quick off of his line to deny Jarrod Bowen who was a constant thorn in Royals’ side. Was not much more he could have done for West Ham’s third goal.

Stickland: 6/10 – Really solid cameo by the young defender who looked particularly promising on the night. Got stuck in right away and made some exceptional blocks and tackles.

Bristow: 5/10 – Came on with 30 minutes to play and kept up with the tempo of the game but, similarly to others, struggled to make any sort of impact on proceedings.

Abbey: 5/10 – Slotted nicely into right-back and marshalled his runners well. Made a few vital interceptions too as the visitors mounted attack after attack.

Tetek: 5/10 – Showed good positional awareness, particularly defensively, but struggled to make an impact on the game with West Ham constantly on the attack.

Camara: 5/10 – Showed flashes of flair with some tidy footwork in the middle of the park. Looked very comfortable on the ball whenever he received it. Melvin Lambert:

4/10 – Through no fault of his own the young forward was simply not involved in the game with West Ham dominating proceedings in the second half.

Ebihatiomhan: N/A Leavey: N/A Osario: N/A