Sebastian Lletget is convinced the goals will start to flow provided he heeds the advice of Development Squad coach Nick Haycock.
The United States Under-23 international, who has started all but one of 18 Barclays Under-21 Premier League fixtures this term, is now being deployed in a more advanced midfield role, one that he expects to bring goals.
Haycock has asked Lletget to continue to make the right runs into the right areas, in the knowledge that reward will inevitably come in the final third.
"I think what the manager's trying to get into my game is to for me to get into the box and making chances and creating things," Lletget told West Ham TV. "As the season goes on I'm playing in a different position, I'm more advanced and as long as I'm getting in there the chances will come."
Lletget was in good spirits after Friday's 1-0 defeat by Southampton, as the Hammers lined up in an unfamiliar 3-5-2 formation. The 20-year-old midfielder insisted he embraced the new system, recognising that versatility is a key ingredient in his and his team-mates' development.
"Credit to Southampton, I think they really put in a shift," he added. "I give a lot of credit to the young boys that came in to the side and we played a new formation that we're not quite used to. What the manager is trying to emphasise is the development of the players and trying to play new formations and trying something different is never bad.
"The manager said at half-time that it was going to be a 1-0. Both teams were going at it and it was a great strike. We couldn't do much about it."
Casting an eye towards the upcoming trip to Wolverhampton Wanderers, Lletget reckons there is every reason to be positive ahead of the trip to AFC Telford.
"I give credit to all the boys, like I said we put a real shift and we move on to next week at Wolves. I know we're going to play our best, we don't know what team it is or who's going to be involved but I know we're going to push it.
"The beginning half of the season we did really well, obviously a couple of players have gone out on loan. But I think we're doing well without them and they're doing well with their teams at the moment, so I think I'm doing good."