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2013-11-14T09:00:00 Updated 2015-02-18T23:32:32

Jarvis keen to score more

Matt Jarvis hopes he can take his goal scoring exploits into the Barclays Premier League after bagging a brace against Gillingham at Rush Green on Monday.

The winger got a West Ham United XI's third and fourth goals in a 9-0 win over his former club as an experienced side got some valuable playing time during the international break.

Jarvis is yet to net in the Club's league campaign but did manage to score in the 3-2 Capital One Cup win over Cardiff City and the wide man is targeting more goals after his double against his former club.

The No7 told West Ham TV: "You always want to score goals and it doesn't matter what game it is you still want to get on the score sheet and I'm pleased to have done that.

"It would be nice to carry on scoring, it helps your confidence and hopefully I can keep that going."

Watch Matt Jarvis score twice against former club Gillingham on West Ham TV

Jarvis started his career with Gillingham and spent four years plying his trade with the Kent based club before leaving for Wolverhampton Wanderers, from whom he joined the Hammers.

The winger admits that he prefers to play matches over the course of an international break and was especially pleased to have played against a team that he looks fondly upon.

"I loved it. It was a brilliant time, they gave me my chance and I really enjoyed it.

"Obviously not many of the players I played with are still there but there are a few staff I know so it's always nice to see them.

"Sometimes it's better to play a game rather than just work hard in training because it's just easier to get your head round playing games rather than just trying to work hard in the smaller group."

The two week break gives the Hammers a chance to regroup after they suffered a disappointing defeat by the Canaries at the weekend.

The 27-year-old was a late substitute in Saturday's 3-1 defeat by Norwich City at Carrow Road and believes the team's failure to make the most of chances cost them dear.

He said: "We were so on top in the first half and just couldn't take our chances. We had numerous opportunities to really put the game to bed but unfortunately it wasn't the case.

"They came out fighting in the second half and once they got the first goal it lifted them and it was really hard to turn the game around."

After the international break Chelsea will be the next visitors to the Boleyn Ground and Jarvis is hoping the memory of a 3-1 win over the Blues last season can be replicated on Saturday 23 November.

"You look back to one of our best games last season, that was at home to Chelsea and hopefully we can do the same.

"We need to put it right and hopefully we can do that at home in front of the crowd and many more watching on Sky.

"You can look back and it's still the same squad, the same players, there might be one or two different but you can still take confidence from the way we performed last season. I'm really hoping we can get the crowd going and get a nice three points to put on the board."

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