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West Ham's Sears wants more first team chances

West Ham United youngster Freddie Sears has urged manager Avram Grant to give him more opportunities in the last four matches of the season.

The 21-year old returned to first team action with an impressive showing in the 3-0 loss to Chelsea on the weekend, constantly making life difficult for England left-back Ashley Cole at Stamford Bridge.

Sears admits it has been frustrating in recent times and is now looking for more minutes as the Hammers strive to fight off relegation.

"It is never easy playing against Chelsea or Cole but it was a good opportunity for me to play as I have not played for a long time," Sears said.

"I've not been playing and it has been frustrating. My last game was against Burnley (in February) but I feel that I have been doing well. I think I've impressed in training and have been working on my game so hopefully that was my reward for the gaffer to give me the nod.

"We have four games to go and I want to play in all of them. I would be lying if I said I didn't. I feel that I have something to give.

"The gaffer knows what I can do and how I can help out the team and it would be nice to feel that I can."

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