Dan Potts is determined to build on the experience of turning out in both Schalke Cup games this weekend.
Potts played the full 90 minutes as West Ham prevailed 7-6 on penalties against Schalke 04, confidently burying his spot kick following a 0-0 draw with last season's third placed Bundesliga finishers.
He was then a late substitute as the Hammers were defeated 2-0 by Malaga on Sunday and having signed a new contract this summer, he wants to be involved more regularly for the first team with run outs like this weekend's only whetting his appetite for futher experiences.
He explained: "It was a good workout overall and good on Saturday to keep a clean sheet as part of the back four.
"Personally, I thought the whole team defended well against Schalke. All the lads put in a great shift and we were happy to win it on penalties in the end.
"I was pleased with my contribution, to keep a clean sheet as part of a back four is always good. I loved every minute of it, coming here to play big teams like Schalke and Malaga. These are the sort of games you want to be involved in and I enjoyed it.
"Pre-season is a good time to show what you're about and put your stamp on it. I'm pleased that I've been given the opportunities here and last week in New Zealand.
"I just want to push on really, I want to be involved in more games like this."
Potts netted from the spot to keep his side on course for the victory against Schalke and he revealed that he had no qualms over stepping up to the plate.
He continued: "You always have a little muck-around after training and you always grab a ball, have a keeper in goal and take a pen.
"You try and approach it in the same way and luckily on Saturday it came off. I'm confident in my ability from the spot and I'll happily take penalties if I'm asked to."
FT - West Ham United 0-2 Malaga CF
FT - Schalke 04 0-0 West Ham United (6-7 pens)