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Wilshere eyeing trophies and European football as West Ham make Carabao Cup progress

Jack Wilshere says West Ham have ambitions of reaching Europe and winning silverware this season.

Manuel Pellegrini’s side advanced to the third round of the Carabao Cup with a 2-0 win at Newport County on Tuesday night, goals from Wilshere and summer signing Pablo Fornals earning a comfortable win at the League Two side.

West Ham will next travel to face Oxford United in the next round of the competition, and Wilshere admits the club are determined to end the club’s long wait for a trophy.

Having also registered their first Premier League win of the season at Watford on Saturday, the 27-year-old says the club can ‘possibly’ secure European football and says they will have ‘a right go’ in the search for honours this season.

“It’s been a long time since this club won a trophy and it’s a shame because we’ve got such a big fan base,” said Wilshere.

“I’d know they’d love a trophy and so would we.

“We’ve got a lot of quality in this team and we’ve got belief that we can finish as high as possible.

“We can possibly get into Europe and have a right go in one of the cups and win a trophy for the fans.”

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