NATHAN Holland believes there is still room for improvement as he looks to kick on from his two-goal display when Oxford United head to Ipswich Town today.

The West Ham United loanee has made an impact since joining on loan last month.

His first league goals came with a brace in Tuesday night’s 5-0 win over AFC Wimbledon and the winger is desperate to stay on the upward curve at Portman Road.

The 21-year-old said: “It’s amazing, it’s what I came here for, to get experience.

“I couldn’t have asked for it to be any better, so hopefully I can just keep working hard, keep getting more experience and keep improving.

“I think it’s eight league games I’ve played now so it’s not too many but I think I’ve learned a hell of a lot in that time.

“The gaffer and all the players are really supportive of me and believe in my potential. I just have to go out there and express myself.

“I feel like there’s more to come.”

The first loan moves for young players can often be a mixed bag until they adapt to first-team football.

But Holland’s breakthrough moment came quickly – and in some style – with a stoppage-time volley against Newcastle United in the Emirates FA Cup.

He said: “It was massive for my confidence. I believe in my own talent, but to actually do it on a stage where it matters was a big relief.

“I feel like I’ve kicked on and hopefully it continues.”

The settling-in process has undoubtedly been helped by a familiar face.

Former Hammers academy teammate Marcus Browne recommended the U’s to Holland after last season’s loan spell with Karl Robinson’s side.

And the forward signed for another temporary stint 24 hours later to provide assistance on and off the pitch.

Holland said: “I knew him well from West Ham, so to have what’s like a brother to me on the pitch is a big help.

“We’ve played together a lot so we have good chemistry.

“He’s always looking for me and knows what I can do.

“I know what he can do so hopefully we can help the squad by playing well together.”

He added: “The result the other night has given us a lot of confidence.

“We need to use that to put an extra spring in our step.

“Hopefully we can take it to them and get the win.”