David Gold delivers Sakho & Zarate injury updates ahead of Aston Villa clash

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The West Ham co-chairman has good news for fans about the fitness of star strikers Diafra Sakho and Mauro Zarate.

Barely have the celebrations got underway after another hard-earned Premier League point for West Ham United - and preparations for their next clash are already up and running.

The Hammers put in a shift after coming back from 2-0 down at Stoke yesterday afternoon, earning themselves a brilliant 2-2 draw under the circumstances.

That result leaves West Ham fifth in the table this weekend.

But the focus is already on their next game. In a week's time, Sam Allardyce's side host Aston Villa and many supporters want to know if star strikers Diafra Sakho and Mauro Zarate will be fit for that clash.

Good news, according to West Ham co-chairman David Gold...

Sakho has been in supreme form so far this season but missed the Stoke City clash through injury.

Should he be fit for Saturday as Gold predicts, however, the Senegal striker will give the Hammers another big Premier League boost, while leaving Aston Villa fans with even more unwanted news.

And, as Gold says, even if he isn't, Zarate will be.

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