Many believed the striker’s day was done with the arrival of Enner Valencia and Diafra Sakho but the old campaigner proved otherwise w ith a late appearance against Manchester United last weekend.
And the addition of two exciting strikers with Andy Carroll in waiting seems to be firing the Irons loyalist up.
He told www.whufc.com “Since I’ve been here I’ve played with a host of strikers and when you’ve got young, exciting players coming through you want to prove you can play with them as well.
“It’s good that they’ve started off their West Ham careers so well and it’s only positive for the team. There’s a challenge for the places up there, which means everyone knows they need to be on their toes to stay in the squad.”