West Ham United will be desperate to ensure consistency after a rather sluggish start to proceedings, with a European place still in their sights.
The Hammers have shown glimpses of something special in the current campaign but they have struggled defensively, which has cost them dearly. Although, it appears as if one of the club’s star men is edging closer to a return, as according to Football london, Andy Carroll is expected to return to training in two weeks time.
Andy Carroll has returned to light training at West Ham as he battles back from his latest injury in a career that has been littered with them since moving to east London.
In recent days, Carroll has been joining in with warm-ups at Rush Green ahead of the training sessions but hasn’t been taking part in the latter as the Hammers medical staff remain cautious with his regime.
However, Manuel Pellegrini is expecting the striker to return to full training in two weeks time with a view of him returning to action in the near future.
“Andy is recovering. He started this week working, part of the warm up with the whole squad so we will see in the next week how he improves and I hope that maximum 15 days he will at least working with the squad, completely.”
West Ham United could have done with having Andy Carroll leading the line on a number of occasions this season, with crosses often finding the head of the opposition in the box.
Indeed, the Englishman offers a different presence at the pinnacle of the attack for the Hammers, with defenders often standing off to create more space for players to feed off the tall striker.