Hammers not rushing back midfielder
West Ham are not willing to rush back Manuel Lanzini and he is likely to be named on the bench for the trip to Manchester City.
The Argentina international made his comeback from long-term ACL injury in the victory over Fulham on Friday.
Lanzini came on for the final 15 minutes and Manuel Pellegrini is expected to name him on the bench against at the Etihad.
Fabian Balbuena has returned to training after a knee injury but he won’t be involved until the weekend at the earliest.
Fellow defender Winston Reid has also taken part in some light training but needs a few more weeks until he will be considered.
Jack Wilshere, Andriy Yarmolenko and Carlos Sanchez are long-term absentees for the Hammers.
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