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Sears looks to stake claim

PUBLISHED: 11:28 21 August 2008 | UPDATED: 13:33 05 October 2010

TEENAGE striker Freddie Sears has vowed to take advantage of Craig Bellamy s injury lay-off and establish himself as a first-team regular for West Ham. The Hammers hotshot, who hit the headlines last season by scoring the winning goal on his Premier Leagu

TEENAGE striker Freddie Sears has vowed to take advantage of Craig Bellamy's injury lay-off and establish himself as a first-team regular for West Ham.

The Hammers hotshot, who hit the headlines last season by scoring the winning goal on his Premier League debut against Blackburn Rovers, impressed after coming on as a second-half substitute in West Ham's win over Wigan last weekend.

With Bellamy currently sidelined for up to a month with a hamstring injury, Sears is optimistic that he can enhance his growing reputation by cracking the starting line-up in the coming weeks.

"Bellars being injured will give me more of a chance of maybe a start," he said.

"That's a good thing for me, but hopefully Craig will be back soon to strengthen the squad."

Sears admits that the Wales striker's absence has deprived him of an example to follow in training as he attempts to make the step from promising youngster to established Premier League performer.

"In training, we work well together," said Sears. "He is a similar sort of build and stature to me, so it is good to watch him.

"When you think of where he has been and how far he has reached, it is obviously a good learning process for me."

For now Sears will have to go it alone as he attempts to build on a breakthrough season that thrust him into the first-team reckoning.

"I just want to play as many games and score as many goals as I can and keep doing well," he said.

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