David Gold has hinted that crocked trio Diafra Sakho, Andy Carroll and Arthur Masuaku are on the verge of returning to first team action.

After a string of long-term injuries to several key players this season, it appears there is finally some light at the end of the tunnel, with Slaven Bilic edging ever closer to having a fully fit squad at his disposal.

Arthur Masuaku and Andy Carroll are both suffering with knee injuries, with the latter being sidelined since the Hammers’ Europa League away fixture at Astra back in August.

Diafra Sakho’s return is the one everyone is anticipating the most, though.

Everyone knows the problems we faced with him during the summer, when the striker asked to leave the club following the very public attempts to sign a ‘marquee’ striker. He was obviously annoyed the club weren’t showing too much faith in his ability to lead the line this season, but a move to West Brom broke down when he failed a medical.

A back injury has prevented him from proving his worth on the field thus far in 2016/17, but David Gold reckons he’ll be back in the team after the international break.

And Andy Carroll’s return should give us a big boost. We all know what he’s capable of on his day and we’ve desperately missed him up top this season, evident by the fact none of our strikers are yet to register a single goal in all competitions.

The co-chairman gave fans the news of all three players’ injury progress on Tuesday via Twitter…

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