Modibo Maiga is targeting a productive second season at West Ham and believes he can be an important asset to Sam Allardyce’s side.

The Mali international spent most of his first season at Upton Park watching from the sidelines following his £5million move from Sochaux.

But the 25-year-old forward aims to build on the two pre-season goals he has to his name this summer and is determined to show the supporters and the Premier League what he’s all about.

He told “My ambition this year is to simply score a lot of goals.

“Play well and score a lot of goals. I want to be useful to the team. That’s my ambition, but particularly to work, work and work some more.

“For me my target is to do more than last season. That’s my aim and that has always been my aim. Always look to the future, rather than questioning yourself. Score lots of goals!”

And Maiga has told the supporters that, if given the chance by Sam Allardyce next season, they can expect better goals than the scorcher he scored against Southampton at Upton Park last October.

“I always have that in my locker, it’s part of my quality,” he said.

“It’s not one of my best in my career. I have scored better and I hope to score even better goals for the club.”