Lanzini set for injury return against Fulham

West Ham playmaker Manuel Lanzini could make his long-awaited injury return against Fulham on Friday night.

The Argentine has been sidelined since suffering a serious knee injury while on international duty before the 2018 World Cup.

But Lanzini has been training for the past two weeks and is in contention for Fulham’s visit to the London Stadium.

West Ham have received another injury boost after Samir Nasri recovered from a calf problem.

Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini: ”Maybe Lanzini and Nasri can be included on the squad list.

“They worked not only today but they worked the complete week. We will talk to the medical staff about whether we can use them.

“All four playmakers in our squad were injured, which is always difficult, so the return of both of them injects more quality into the squad.”

Injury-plagued midfielder Jack Wilshere has made just one brief substitute appearance since September and has been given a prolonged period of rest in a bid to clear up his ankle issue.

Pellegrini added: ”We will analyse Jack Wilshere next week, then we will be more clear about his future.”

West Ham are 10th in the Premier League and six points off a Europa League spot.

Source: Talk sports

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