West Ham striker Freddie Sears hopes to have caught the attention of Sam Allardyce ahead of this Saturday's clash with Blackpool.
The 21-year-old featured in the Hammers' 2-2 draw at Crystal Palace before scoring in a friendly win over Thurrock last week.
The forward netted two goals in pre-season games against FC Copenhagen and Real Zaragoza and now feels confident he can press for a first-team place.
The youngster told West Ham TV: "The aim is to catch the manager's eye. Every time you play you have to give him something to think about.
"I was delighted to score at Thurrock, to get on the pitch and get some minutes. It was about doing the job properly and that is what we did.
"The ambition is to get a start. Obviously it's hard at the minute, there are a lot of good players in the squad.
"Everyone is in the same boat, you have to do your best to try to get in the starting XI."