The West Ham co-chairman believes the 26-year-old will be important during the run-in.
West Ham United co-chairman David Sullivan has predicted a big role for Diafra Sakho, singling him out as an unsung hero after his goal against Everton on Saturday afternoon, according to the club's official website.
The forward scored one of three as West Ham came back from 2-0 down to take all three points from Goodison Park.
And the co-chairman told the West Ham site in his 'From the Boardroom' column: "It was also great to see Sakho back among the goals and we hope he can play a big role for us in the final part of the season.
"Andy Carroll also showed his quality when he came on as a substitute and we have real competition for place in the striking areas."
In Emmanuel Emenike, Carroll and Sakho, West Ham have three very capable forwards indeed right now.
Even if target man Carroll is only best used as an impact substitute at the moment, it's still a vital role for the Hammers.
Next up for West Ham is a trip to Old Trafford next Sunday for their FA Cup quarter-final against Manchester United. Given United's loss on Sunday and the Irons' recent form, the odds are even - Slaven Bilic's men have every chance of prevailing.