After putting four goals past Ipswich Town on Friday, Elliot Lee was in buoyant mood, and believes the Development Squad can achieve great things this season.

Whilst it was labelled as a friendly, there was nothing too friendly about the way the young Hammers set about dismantling their opponents at Rush Green.

Lee racked up four goals and could have had more by the time Pelly Ruddock put the finishing touches to another superb win.

The victory maintained the team's fine form which has seen them win four of their first six Barclays Under-21 Premier League games.

The 18-year-old striker missed the squad's last match, a 1-0 win over Stoke, but is confident they can go on to achieve big things this season.

He told West Ham TV: "The boys went up to Stoke and came back with a great result. I was pleased to be back around the squad this week.

"The whole team is full of confidence at the moment especially on the back of this 5-0, so bring on Norwich here on Friday night.

"With the talent we've got in this squad the possibilities are endless. In defence, midfield and attack there's talent all over the park so I think we can go all the way this year."

Whilst Lee's four goals paved the way for a very comfortable afternoon for Nick Haycock's team, the striker believes he could have found the net a few more times than he did.

His free-kick opened the scoring after seven minutes and he doubled the lead shortly before half-time, notching his other two goals in the second half but believed he could have finished the game with double what he did.

"I think I've scored eight goals against Ipswich in the past when I was in the Under-10s so I've got quite a good record against them with the four I got on Friday.

"I could have had more with the chances I had but I think most of the team had chances to score and I'll take four goals all day long."

His haul against the Tractor Boys was his second hat-trick of the season already and his goal scoring exploits have caught the eye of everyone at the club.

Lee has been increasingly involved with the first team this season and whilst his main aim is earning a regular spot within Sam Allardyce's squad he is happy to keep producing the goods for the Development Squad.

He said: "I thought we all played really well on Friday. Nick's said to us before the game that even though it's not a league game go out there and play your hardest and get the result that we want.

"The boys played brilliantly with everyone working their socks off and we got the result we deserved in the end.

"I think my main aim at the moment is to get first team football and all I can do is keep scoring goals and hopefully it will get noticed."