Kevin Nolan thinks the club should be more ambitious in 2013/14.
West Ham United captain Kevin Nolan believes that the club should sign a number of big names this summer and then compete for European football next season.
Despite only returning to the top flight in 2012 via the Championship play-offs, the Hammers enjoyed a solid campaign back in the Premier League and secured a top 10 finish.
Under manager Sam Allardyce the team have looked at home in the top tier of English football and the boss has wasted no time in improving his squad for 2013/14.
Allardyce himself pledged his future to the club by signing a new two-year-deal at Upton Park and Nolan believes the Irons should use this strong foundation to build on their success.
“We are glad he [Allardyce] has signed his deal now because we feel as a squad we can move forward and hopefully with a few new faces in the summer we can kick on again,” the midfielder told talkSPORT.
“We want to push on and get into cup finals and push for Europa [League] because that is what myself and Sam produced at Bolton and with the quality we have got in the squad we can get this club back to where it belongs.”
Nolan himself signed for West Ham for £3million in the summer of 2011 in a bid to repeat what he had achieved at Newcastle and get the club out of the Championship at the first time of asking.
The gamble worked and the 30-year-old has enjoyed another prolific year back in the Premier League, scoring 10 goals and setting up another two.