West Ham United striker Michail Antonio returns to his roots at Tooting & Mitcham United tonight (Tuesday) to pass on his words of wisdom, and current boss Frank Wilson has urged his youth players to listen to the next potential England star.

The 25-year-old, who has six Premier League goals to his name this season, began his career in the juniors at the Terrors in 2002.

He went on to make just five first team appearances, scoring four goals, before being snapped up by Reading in 2008, aged 18.

A return loan spell at the KNK stadium garnered six more goals from seven appearances, before loan stints at Cheltenham and Southampton preceded permanent deals at Sheffield Wednesday, Nottingham Forest and finally the Hammers.

He will be holding an exhibition training session with the youth team from 6pm Wilson said: “Antonio is doing exceptionally well, and we’re looking forward to talking to him.

“He was picked relatively late in terms of age, and so it is proof that making it at the top level is a realistic dream for our players.

“The England team tends to get picked on the basis of those players in top form – he is an Englishman playing at the top of his game for a side fifth in the Premier League, so good luck to him.”