Joint-chairman David Sullivan hopes West Ham United can go far in the FA Cup as they look to leave Upton Park in style.

The Hammers kick off their cup campaign at home to 11th-placed Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday.

They will be looking to better last year’s showing when Sam Allardyce’s side were unceremoniously dumped out in round five by West Bromwich Albion, 4-0 at The Hawthorns.

Speaking via the club’s website, Sullivan said: “We’re really keen to do well in the FA Cup this year, especially given it is our last at the Boleyn Ground and it would be a fantastic day out for everyone to go back to Wembley.

“You need a bit of luck. We would like home draws every round and go all the way.”

The game is already a sell-out, something Sullivan is pleased about at a time when the world’s oldest knockout competition endures annual scrutiny due to dwindling attendances and declining interest.

He said: “We will put a strong team out for that game and it’s fantastic that we’ve sold out weeks in advance.

“We priced it to sell it out and a lot of people that wouldn’t normally come to games are coming.”

The Hammers could welcome back two more players who have been sidelined with injury in recent weeks after playmaker Dimitri Payet made a welcome return in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Liverpool at Upton Park.

“It was great to see Dimitri Payet return from injury and I thought he was sensational for the time he was on the pitch,” Sullivan enthused.

“He’ll need a few games to get back to his very best but you can see he is a top player.

“Unfortunately it looks as though we’ve lost Manuel Lanzini again with a thigh injury.

“We hope it’s not as long as the last one but the suggestion is it looks like it could be similar.

“However, as we’ve got other players back it’s not as devastating as last time. We expect Winston Reid and Victor Moses to be ready for the Wolves FA Cup game on Saturday.”

Back in the Premier League the Hammers sit in sixth place, just three points shy of the Champions League places.

Sullivan says despite a plethora of injuries, the ambition remains the same.

He said: “I think we would still like to get into the top six, but I think the injuries have made the top four very unlikely, although it’s still mathematically possible.”