Key players Aaron Cresswell, Andre Ayew and Andy Carroll are making good progress in their fight for fitness, according to the club’s official website.

Cresswell and Ayew are still not expected to make their return to first team action for months yet, but the club’s Head of Medical Sports Science Stijn Vandenbroucke has given fans a much-needed update on their journey towards full fitness.

Andy Carroll has also been out for around a month and it is believed he is edging a little closer to a first team return.

He said: “They are both [Cresswell and Ayew] progressing very well and have both been running this week as they continue their recoveries from a knee and thigh injury respectively.

“Andy Carroll had a good week, during which he has made good progress and is also running on the pitch.”

And Vandenbroucke also gave fans an update on Diafra Sakho, who hasn’t featured for the club since the final day of last season and didn’t take part in any of the club’s pre-season commitments.

“Diafra Sakho is progressing,” he revealed.

“He has been running up and down the stairs at London Stadium and skipping as he continues to build up his fitness, and is now ready to take the next stage by increasing his training.”

The injury news will be a welcome boost to the morale around the club following a disappointing start to the campaign on the [itch and all the issues currently going on in the stands at the London Stadium.

With the likes of Cresswell, Ayew, Carroll and Sakho all edging closer to a return to action, hopefully the team can start picking up some much-needed points on the pitch moving forward.

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