FREDDIE Sears admits he is buzzing after his debut goal in the claret and blue shirt of West Ham, writes James Randall.

The 18-year-old took just six minutes to mark his name in Hammers history with the 81st minute winner against Blackburn at Upton Park on Saturday.

Now the Hornchurch-based youngster - who had previously scored 25 goals in 24 U18 and reserve team games - has already turned his attention to making another impression in the first team.

Sears said: "You've got to keep going, keep pushing on. This season I've worked hard and you never know what can happen."

"It's the best thing that could have happened. I come on, got my first early touch and then had a shot and got the rebound.

"I'm buzzing and delighted - a good debut."

The England U19 international entered the fray in the 75th minute to a rapturous greeting by the home support, but insisted: "I wasn't nervous. I think the atmosphere, the fans spurred me on a little bit more.

"It was really good. A great feeling, unbelievable.

"I was just pleased to be there but when he Alan Curbishley said 'Freddie - warm up, get ready' I was a bit shocked but just went from there.

"My mum and dad were in the stands with a few friends and family.

"My mates were all around so it was good, especially at home as well as a West Ham fan."