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Johnson eyes West Ham return

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West Ham defender  is hoping to return to action shortly after the international break, according to Football.London

The young full-back has been sidelined since September with a hamstring injury, missing seven weeks of action for the Hammers.

That absence has limited him to just four appearances for the U23s this term, but the hope is that he will be fit to feature in the coming weeks.

This could be a really positive thing, not just for the U23s, but for the first team too. Johnson may only have one League appearance to his name, but that came against last season, and he equipped himself very well against the Champions. During his making three clearances, a tackle, an interception, and catching opponents offside twice, as per Whoscored. There is no reason why he can’t push on and challenge for first team place in the relatively near future, and that belief will no doubt have been reaffirmed by the fact that Pablo  had such a woeful game against Newcastle on Saturday. The Argentine didn’t make a single tackle as he was ran ragged by Allan Saint-Maximin, as per Whoscored, and based on that, it’s not hard to imagine that his time in east London is surely coming to an end. Johnson could capitalise. 

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