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Carlton Cole is targeting more goals for the Hammers as he sets his sights on a contract extension at the club.

The striker scored his first goal for the club since re-signing for the club last month in Saturday’s 3-0 victory over Fulham at the Boleyn Ground.

And the 30-year-old, who’s short-term contract expires in January, hopes to be given more opportunities to convince Sam Allardyce to extend his stay until the end of the season.

He told MailOnline: “I want to stay, of course, and I’m very confident.

“I know the ins and outs of the club. Sometimes change is good but I’m here and have been here for so long – I’d like to stay on. It’s up to the manager. I can only play my best and try to play to my capacity on the field.

“Once you score you feel you can get that rhythm and score more so hopefully there will be for to come for me now. Hopefully they will be important goals. I want to keep the momentum and doing the right thing.”

And Cole hopes to begin his quest for a new deal by starting for the Hammers against Crystal Palace on Tuesday evening, and believes West Ham are capable of securing back-to-back Premier League wins for the first time this season.

“Hopefully I’ve done myself a favour and will get a start soon,” he added. “I’ll wait for the manager to make the decision.”

“Hopefully we can get our first back-to-back wins of the season. We’re doing our match preparations now. We’re ready.”

 



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