Fanimo eyes win No6

A fit-again Matthias Fanimo is eager to emulate Owen Hargreaves by making a goalscoring impact for West Ham United's Under-18s on Saturday.

The England U17 winger has recently returned from a much less-serious version of the knee tendonitis injury that affected England midfielder Hargreaves.

Having impressed for the Hammers' development squad in midweek, Fanimo is now eyeing a maiden goal of the 2011/12 season when the youth team take on Southampton in the FA Premier Academy League at Little Heath on Saturday.

"There is still a lot to be done fitness-wise, but I do feel myself getting there. In a few more weeks, I should be there.

"I had tendonitis in my right knee, which I couldn't play without aggravating. Owen Hargreaves had the same kind of injury, but his was far worse. I am recovered now and the pain in my knee has gone."

Like Hargreaves, who made a goalscoring return for Manchester City last week, Fanimo is eager to make up for lost time this season by hitting the back of the net against the Saints.

"We have started the season really well and if we can keep it up, we can do good things. I'm hoping we can do really well in the FA Youth Cup.

"We have scored a lot of goals and have created a lot of chances as a team - it's just a shame I haven't managed to get my name on the scoresheet yet!"

Kick-off at Little Heath on Saturday is at 11am, with parking and admission both free.