ELLIOTT Ward was a late substitute in Plymouth Argyle's 0-0 draw with Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday evening, and admitted afterwards that he is hoping to secure some first-team football with the Pilgrims.
The 20-year-old has moved to Home Park on a month's loan in search of regular first-team football, and is hoping to figure in Plymouth's next match against Reading this weekend.
He said: "If I'm involved, I'll be really looking forward to the challenge. Reading are a great team, who are pushing Sheffield United all the way this season.
"Hopefully I can impress the manager enough to earn a place in the Plymouth team. I wanted to stick it out at West Ham to see how things went.
"In the summer the manager brought in some new players and to be fair they've done really well so there hasn't been many opportunities.
"You have just got to push on and try to make yourself a better player."
Ward Plays For Plymouth