Cottee - The future looks great

Tony Cottee will always be regarded as one of the greatest strikers in the Club's history having scored 146 goals in 336 appearances during his memorable spell with the Hammers.

Cottee believes this is a big summer for West Ham as they prepare for the historic move into the new Stadium and says it is important the Club try to find a 20-goal-a-season forward who can help the Hammers move onto the next level....

A lot of people are talking about the search for a new striker but the answer might already be at the Club with the forwards we have got.

We have Andy Carroll, Diafra Sakho, Enner Valencia and if we had someone who could score 15 goals plus in the league, who knows where we could be.

We could have finished in a Champions League spot.

I think the challenge is on for someone who is already at the Club or to get someone in who will cost £25-30million to score the goals.

We need a regular goalscorer and if we get one, it will help us improve on where we finished.

The objection for the Club over the next five-years is to progress and to help us do that we need a goalscorer.

We have got a big move coming up this summer and it is vital that we get off to a good start – having said that we lost the first two home games last season and look at what we did after that.

We managed to stay unbeaten at home for the majority of the season. But it will obviously be nice for us to get off to a good start.

There are quite a few players who are entering the second season and that is always a bit difficult but in Dimitri Payet we have a top player who can do things that other players can't and Slaven Bilic is the best manager.

The future is looking great.