Carlton Cole is determined to get himself on the scoresheet regularly so he can earn a new contract at West Ham.

Cole left West Ham in the summer after seven years at the club, but he was unable to find another club and returned to Upton Park in October on a short-term deal as cover for the injured Andy Carroll.

The 30-year-old stepped off the bench to score West Ham's second goal in the 3-0 win over Fulham on Saturday, and he now hopes he can start finding the back of the net on a regular basis.

"Once you score you feel you can get in a rhythm and score more so hopefully there will be more to come for me now," said Cole, whose contract expires in January.

"Hopefully they will be important goals. I want to keep the momentum and doing the right thing.