West Ham's Matt Jarvis has stated his desire to help the club claim its first piece of silverware for 33 years - insisting that they can draw inspiration from Wigan's FA Cup triumph last season.

The Hammers came close in 2006, reaching the final before eventually losing on penalties to Liverpool in a pulsating match that ended in a 3-3 draw.

Wigan's cup heroics has made many teams believe that it can be done, including Jarvis' West Ham, who were unfortunate to be knocked out by Manchester United in a third-round replay last year.

"What Wigan did in beating Manchester City to lift the FA Cup has made clubs like us realise it can be done now - that trophies are not the preserve of the so-called big boys," said Jarvis.

"Our first aim will be to go on a winning spree in the Premier League so that when the cup competitions come around, we'll be able to hit the ground running.

"We have ambitious players here. There isn't one of us who does not want to win a trophy."

Andy Carroll is now one of them - following his permanent switch from Liverpool in a £19m deal - and Jarvis believes he will give the team a huge boost in their bid for a trophy.

"Andy isn't a new player as such. He has already had a year on loan here so he knows the place inside out," added Jarvis to the Daily Star Sunday.

"That is the kind of advantage that can fill you with confidence after a move like this.

"He is an experienced man. He had the same burden at Liverpool that he has to deal with now. That was a huge learning experience.

"For us, he has already proved to be a massive player - and I've no doubt he will have a major impact this year."

Carroll scored seven goals in 24 appearances whilst on loan at Upton Park last campaign; he will hope for a better return in his first full season as a Hammer as they look to secure some silverware.

 

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