Stan the man for Motson

Having caught the eye of legendary BBC commentator John Motson on his Premier League debut, West Ham United winger Junior Stanislas is planning to make an even greater impact between now and the end of the season.

The England Under-19 winger was at his lively, tricky best during a 20 minute run out against West Bromwich Albion, teasing Baggies right-back Gianni Zuiverloon and almost conjuring up a late winner for David Di Michele.

After the game Motson, commentating for BBC Radio FiveLive, told listeners that Stanislas could be the next big thing to roll off the Academy of Football's famed production line, and the player himself is anxious to prove him right.

"It was a good experience. I was glad to get on for 20 or 25 minutes and show what I can do. Obviously it wasn't long enough for me to do everything but hopefully I did a little bit and showed a few people that.

"I definitely feel that it [all my work since joining the club as an eleven-year-old] has been worthwhile. I have put in a lot of hard work over years and years and it was an amazing night for me. All that hard work paid off. Obviously I now have to keep working hard to achieve my dreams.

"To start a game would be nice, but I'd be happy just to get some more game-time in the first-team under my belt. I just want to keep learning and taking things from the other boys in training and keep pushing on."

Stanislas was impressive; running at the West Brom defence and launching a series of dangerous crosses and corners into the visitors' penalty area. The 19-year-old, who was cheered on from the stands by his father and brother, admitted to relishing the responsibility of taking set pieces and is eager to earn his first Premier League assist before too long.

"I had a little bit of responsibility when I came on. I take the corners in training and practice my free-kicks with the boys so hopefully I can keep improving on them and maybe score from one soon."

The talented Stanislas scored three goals in nine matches during a successful loan spell at League One outfit Southend United earlier this season - a spell that also saw him face Chelsea in two keenly-contested FA Cup third round ties. Now back at the Boleyn Ground, he is anxious to take on the Blues again when they visit for a Premier League fixture on 25 April.

In appearing against Tony Mowbray's side, Stanislas became the seventh Academy graduate to appear for the first-team this season, following Mark Noble, Freddie Sears, Kyel Reid, Zavon Hines, Jack Collison and James Tomkins into Gianfranco Zola's team. The winger believes it will not be long before that list is extended still further, with close friend and reserve team captain Bondz 'Gala pushing for a place in the 18-man squad for Saturday's trip to Blackburn Rovers.

"Bondz will get his chance as well. I've got mine and he will get his so it's all good. It was a good experience for me. We're in seventh place and could maybe have played a bit better and picked up a couple more points but, personally, it was a good start for me."