Jarvis targets Boleyn bow

Matt Jarvis is delighted to be back after returning to action against Norwich City following a thigh injury.

The summer signing from Wolves missed the 3-0 Boleyn Ground win against Fulham ten days ago but made an impressive comeback against the Canaries, playing a menacing role from the bench in the final stages at Carrow Road.

Jarvis has yet to play at the Boleyn Ground but hopes to have done enough to be recalled to the starting XI for Saturday's clash with Sunderland, where he could come up against at least one familiar face.

"I spent a long time with Steven Fletcher and had a very good partnership with him at Wolves," he told West Ham TV. "But it is all about West Ham United now and we want to take all three points.

"Unfortunately I picked up a slight thigh injury in training, which has forced me to miss the last couple of weeks, but I am fully recovered now and I am delighted to be back in the squad and back on the pitch."

Jarvis' maiden and unique cap for England came against Ghana at Wembley in March last year and the winger hopes to propel himself back into the international set-up by impressing for the Hammers this season.

"You have to play well for your club and play regularly to be called up for your country and that is exactly what I want to do. The squad we have is very strong and everyone is fighting for a place in the starting eleven. I am no different and I need to prove myself if I want to be starting week in, week out."

The Hammers currently sit eighth in the Barclays Premier League following an extremely positive start to the season and Jarvis hopes they can keep their form going for the foreseeable future.

"I think the manager has got exactly what he wanted with us having a good start and hopefully we can keep the run going this weekend.

"We had plenty of chances against Norwich and maybe we should have put one of ours away. It would have been nice to get the win but it was very hot, which took it out of everyone involved.

"There were a lot of chances for both sides but it didn't fall right for either one. Overall I was just pleased to be involved in the game and happy to be back."

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