Papa Bouba Diop believes West Ham have enough quality to instantly bounce back to the Premier League.
The Hammers have made a great start to the season under new boss Sam Allardyce and currently sit second place in the Championship.
Senegal midfielder Diop, who has featured six times since joining from Greek outfit AEK Athens in the summer, is delighted with the Hammers' recent form and he feels promotion is a realistic target for the East London club.
The 33-year-old said: "West Ham are a big club. Last year maybe the team wasn't confident because it was a difficult time.
"When I came here I said I wanted to help the club go up again - that is the aim and I am happy to be in this situation.
"Everyone is working towards going up and being in the top league.
"This is a difficult league but we are a good team and we want to work to go up again."