The forward, who has also made two substitute appearances this season, insists all the young players at West Ham are desperate to make it in to Sam Allardyce's long-term plans despite Tuesday's big defeat to Capital One Cup opponents Wigan Athletic.
"I and all the other young boys want to play," he said.
"It has been our dream since we were young. We aren't here just to make the numbers up.
"We are training hard every day. Playing (regularly) is what we want to do."