West Ham duo Jack Wilshere and Andy Carroll are set to return to training within the next few days in a double boost for the club, according to insider ExWHUemployee.
Speaking on the West Ham Way show on Phoenix FM (44:42), he said that Carroll’s return is set to be ahead of schedule, and described it as a “surprise” for the club.
Ex did however claim that Carroll would not necessarily return to first-team action that quickly, with the striker having been out since the summer with his latest injury.
It is said that Wilshere is targeting either the Premier League clash with Burnley on the 3rd of November or the Carabao Cup game against Tottenham immediately before that.
This is a welcome boost for West Ham, who will be looking to get back on track after the international break following a loss against Brighton last time out. The Hammers had seen a huge upturn in form and results before that, with big wins over Everton and Manchester United punctuated by a solid 0-0 draw with Chelsea. Manuel Pellegrini will be hoping for a return to that kind of form when the Premier League returns after the international break, with the Hammers set to face Tottenham and Leicester in the league before that Carabao Cup clash against London rivals Spurs once again. It is a tough set of fixtures for the Irons but one which will set them up well for the Christmas period if they come through it with some positive results. In terms of Wilshere’s return, he may initially find it tough to break back into the side considering their recent success, and Carroll may find the same with Marko Arnautovic the clear choice up front for Pellegrini at the moment.