Jack Collison admits he wants to follow West Ham United teammate Freddie Sears into the first team.

The Wales U21 midfielder told WHUTV: "That is the main aim, to try and force my way into the first team. It is great to see Freddie Sears come in and have such a big impact on the first team. The boy has worked so hard this season. He has really deserved it and that is what we are all hoping to do really.

"Freddie was here [watching the reserves] and that just shows the person that he is. He hasn't let it get to him - he has come down to watch all his team-mates on a cold night at Bishop's Stortford."