Matt Jarvis is looking forward to supplying the ammunition for Andy Carroll this season.

Jarvis, who delivered more crosses than any other player in the Barclays Premier League last term, is well set to play the role of provider again in his second year as a West Ham United player.

The 27-year-old winger is currently on tour with the Hammers in Germany and he is already looking forward to another productive campaign.


He told West Ham TV exclusively: "I think I got better and better as the season went on. I enjoyed all of it and hopefully I can carry on from where I left off.

"Hopefully I can supply Andy with a lot this year. If I can keep putting the crosses in, he'll try to win everything in the box, so hopefully that will become a good partnership.

"I need to add more goals to my game from last season, and to keep up the assists."

Sam Allardyce's men are set to take on Hamburger SV on Tuesday in the northern German town of Flensburg, and Jarvis could well come up against a former teammate in the shape of Michael Mancienne.

The former England U21 international played alongside Jarvis at Wolverhampton Wanderers and joined Hamburg from Chelsea in 2011.

He continued: "Michael was on loan with us at Wolves and he was a fantastic player for us at the time. I'm sure he'll be very good for Hamburg.

"I actually saw him on holiday but we didn't know we were playing each other in pre-season at the time, so I might give him a little call now.

"It's been a good pre-season so far. It's been very warm, which makes it tough running around in this heat, but it has been going well and I'm looking forward to getting some more games.

"Hopefully I'll get quite a few minutes in against Hamburg, and really push on.

"You always want to play as many games as you can before the start of the season and get your fitness as high as it possibly can, so that you can hit the ground running.

"I was a late arrival here last year, so it's beneficial to be here from the start. You go away on tour and you spend a lot of time together - getting together as a team is always important."