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Hammers wait on Wilshere

19th April 2019, 08:58 by Nick Harris

Manuel Pellegrini has revealed Jack Wilshere could feature for West Ham on Saturday for the visit of Leicester City.

Wilshere has not played since the start of December as he continues to battle ankle problems, but the 27-year-old midfielder has been stepping up his recovery and recently turned out for the Under-23s.

Samir Nasri and Manuel Lanzini both look set to miss Saturday's home Premier League match against the Foxes, and, while Pellegrini is mindful not to rush Wilshere back too soon, he believes the former England midfielder can have a positive impact when fully fit.

"We will see tomorrow how he feels. He's played already one game for the Under-23s. We will talk with him, but it will be soon," said Pellegrini, who confirmed Wilshere had been training "without problem" as he steps up his recovery.

"This week or next week. He will play some games before the end of the season."

The West Ham boss added: "I think he is a midfielder that we need because in that position we have so many times all of those injuries. The return for Jack to the team will be a good injection for the team."

Forward Marko Arnautovic has recovered from the illness which saw him miss last weekend's 2-1 defeat at Manchester United.

Javier Hernandez will be monitored after an ear problem stopped him from taking part in full training for a couple of days.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Nick Harris is a long-standing journalist who specialises in football and rugby league. An avid golfer, Nick also follows the major boxing fights closely.

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