Brown aims to bring down Royals

West Ham United U18s striker Jordan Brown is aiming to continue his impressive goal scoring record when the Hammers travel to Reading on Saturday.

Having started the season with four goals in five Barclays U18 Premier League fixtures, along with a further two at the Champions Cup event at Tottenham Hotspur in early September, Brown told that he is determined to keep banging in the goals.

"The season has gone well for me personally," said Brown, who joined the Hammers from Arsenal at the start of his two-year scholarship in summer 2013. "There are areas of my game that I still need to work on that, if I put the work in to change them, I'll be able to take my game to a higher level.

"I'd like to be adding more goals to my game. I've scored a few now but I want to score even more.

"That's four goals in five league games for me, but I also scored two in the Champions Cup tournament at Spurs so things are going well for me!"

This season, Brown has become one of the more experienced players in the Hammers' Academy side, after being joined in the U18s by several members of the U16 squad.

The former Gunner is setting his sights on moving up to Nick Haycock's Development Squad, for whom he featured at Tottenham Hotspur from the bench in August. Despite wanting to reach that level as soon as possible, Brown understands that with the quality ahead of him, he will have to be patient.

"I want to be playing at the highest level that is available," Brown continued. "I'm being patient at the moment because I know that there are some fantastic strikers ahead of me.

"I know that I've just got to keep performing well on the pitch and also keep banging the goals in because it's playing well like that will get me noticed more."

West Ham's U18s head into Saturday's fixture at Reading off the back of a 3-2 home victory over Southampton last weekend.

England U16 international Brown got himself on the scoresheet again by netting the equaliser as the Hammers came back from 2-0 down after 22 minutes to be level by half-time, before substitute midfielder Kieran Bailey volleyed in a late winner.

Brown and his team-mates were delighted to achieve success from a losing position, although they know how important it is to learn from the opening half-hour as they look to push on this season.

"We were impressed with the result but know which areas that we have to work on. In the first half, we came out quite slow. We are happy with the final hour of the match, but the first 30 minutes wasn't good enough and we know that.

"We could stand here and blame a change in formation, but we are all good enough players to be able to adapt to whatever system that Steve Potts and Mark Phillips put out on the pitch each game.

"It seems to happen often that we come out quite slowly in games and give the other team the upper hand. If we can change that and come out dominating the game from the start, it will give us a better chance of scoring more goals and winning more games in the future."

West Ham take on Reading at Hogwood Park on Saturday 27 September at 11am. The game will be played behind closed doors, but we will bring you live Twitter updates here.