JC on ambitions

  • by Staff Writer
  • Wednesday, 19th March 2008

Reserve team skipper Jack Collison has been talking about his first team ambitions.

The young midfielder - who made his only senior appearance thus far as a first half substitute against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium earlier this season - led Kevin Keen's reserve side to the top of the Premier Reserve League South last night with a 2-1 win over fellow title-chasers Reading.

Having watched fellow Academy star Fred Sears steal the show in Saturday's 2-1 win over Blackburn, Collison - who scored the first of United's two goals last night - says he is determined to follow in the striker's footsteps.

"It is great to see Freddie come in and have such a big impact on the first team," he told whufc.com following last night's game. "The boy has worked so hard this season. He has really deserved it and that is what we are all hoping to do really.

"It is going to be hard to get in there; I'll just keep my head down and keep working hard. Hopefully I will force my way on to the bench and then get out there. That is what I am looking to do."

Alan Curbishley had already confirmed that he will be looking to blood the youngsters in West Ham United's remaining Premier League fixtures this season.

Whilst Sears made his debut last weekend, James Tomkins was also on the bench - and should Collison's good run of form continue, the chances are that he will also feature before too long.

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