Fletcher ready for more chances

Fletcher ready for more goals
Ashley Fletcher is hoping to get more opportunities to impress in the coming weeks and says he is keen to open his account for West Ham in the Premier League.

Fletcher has certainly made an impact following his move to the Hammers during the summer and has been unlucky not to get on the scoresheet.

The 21-year-old arrived at the east London Club with a big pedigree having come through the ranks at Manchester United and is keen to show he can compete at the highest level.

Fletcher helped change the game when he appeared as a substitute against Stoke last weekend as the Hammers opened the scoring two minutes after he came on, but they failed to hold on and had to settle for a point.

West Ham now face a tricky run of games as they prepare to face Tottenham, Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool, but Fletcher says he is up for the challenge and hopes to impress once again.

Fletcher said: “I didn’t expect to be this involved but every opportunity I get, I try and make an impact on the pitch.

“I am hungry to do more, I am hungry to help this team and I am hungry to score more goals. Hopefully I will get more opportunities.

“The manager told me to make an impact when I came on against Stoke and I like to think that I did that.

“Obviously Michail is not happy that he was not given the goal and it turned out to be a frustrating afternoon.

“It is a tough league and it will be an interesting couple of weeks, but we need to start picking up points.”

I am hungry to do more, I am hungry to help this team and I am hungry to score more goals. Hopefully I will get more opportunities.

Ashley Fletcher

Despite the disappointing defeat against Everton and the late draw against Stoke, Fletcher has no doubts that his side have the quality to get straight back on the winning trail when they face Tottenham in the next game.

“It has been the story of our season so far. We play really well and then a lapse of concentration or something doesn’t go for us and we get punished.

“But that is the Premier League and no game is easy in the top flight as we have found.

“We are working hard in training and the results will definitely turn around soon.

“We will be looking to bounce back against Tottenham after the international break and we have a run of fixtures that we need to start taking points from.”

Fletcher says he is well aware of the importance surrounding the game at White Hart Lane next Saturday and knows what it will mean to the fans if the Hammers can celebrate another memorable win in north London.

“This is a game where we want to come away with the three points. As soon as I joined West Ham I was made aware that Tottenham is one game that the fans look forward to.

“We will be doing everything we can to win and hopefully it will propel us up the league.

“There will be a lot of good players on show and a lot of English talent so it will be an exciting game for everyone.”