West Ham United striker Nikica Jelavic has revealed that he is determined to force his way into the starting lineup under Slaven Bilic.
The 30-year-old has been limited to seven appearances from the bench for the Hammers since his move from Hull City and has yet to open his scoring account.
He told the club's official website: "We have a very good squad and some very good strikers here so you have to earn your place in the team, I'm giving 100% every training session so hopefully I am going to get my chance.
"Definitely, competition for places is very important, it's good to have a couple of good players in every position, it helps you to push yourself and put in 100% every session and try and impress the manager."
West Ham play Stoke City in the Premier League at Upton Park on Saturday.