Abdoulaye Faye is hoping to hang on to his starting berth when West Ham play host to Peterborough on Saturday.
The Senegalese defender was handed his full debut for the Hammers in their 0-0 draw with Millwall last time out.
Prior to that derby date, the experienced centre-half had been restricted to two substitute appearances.
The 33-year-old, who joined the Hammers from Stoke over the summer, put in an eye-catching display against the Lions and is hoping he has done enough to convince Sam Allardyce that he is deserving of a regular role.
"I enjoyed it because it has been a long time in coming," Faye told the club's official website.
"I was here in pre-season then I got an injury and after that James Tomkins and Winston Reid have been playing really well and I've had to wait.
"I got my chance and I wanted to take it by helping the club to do well and to help us go up this season. I have confidence we can do that.
"We played well in the second half (against Millwall) and we can look forward to next weekend. I will be looking to start.
"We have had a little bit of trouble at home because we have not concentrated through every game. You can't win every game two or three-nil.
"Sometimes you have to win one-nil and concentrate for the whole 90 minutes, but I have confidence we can do this and I think we will be okay next weekend."