West Ham United will meet AFC Wimbledon for a second time this season when the two teams meet in the FA Cup fourth round at Kingsmeadow.
The two sides met in the League Cup back in August when The Hammers managed to record a 3-1 victory.
Manuel Pellegrini will want to see his side replicate that result this weekend and will not want to be on the end of a cup upset.
Things have certainly got better for the London Stadium outfit since that meeting and it appears the club could have been handed a potentially huge boost ahead of the game.
According to the club’s official website, Ryan Fredericks has returned to training after a three-month spell on the sidelines with a shin injury.
The right-back managed 45 minutes in midweek in an Under-23 match against Gillingham and could be in contention to face the League One strugglers at the weekend.
Pellegrini could also have Manuel Lanzini available to select in the near future as the Argentine resumed light training following a lengthy spell on the sidelines with a knee problem he picked up just days before the World Cup.
The news that players are starting to return from injuries will be a huge boost for West Ham and Pellegrini, considering the number of injuries The Irons have had to deal with.
Fredericks will be looking to kick on with his career at the London Stadium following his free transfer from Fulham in the summer and could use the game against Wimbledon as a chance to impress should he be selected.
The Hammers have arguably missed a player of Lanzini’s quality this season and will be delighted to have him back in action in the near future.
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