Photos: Adrian training ahead of return, Bilic has a dilemma

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Does the West Ham boss stick or twist at the Etihad Stadium?

Adrian was pictured in West Ham United first-team training on Thursday afternoon and the Spaniard's presence gives his coach a selection dilemma.

Does Slaven Bilic stick or twist when the Hammers travel to Manchester City for this Saturday's late kick-off?

Most are expecting the Croat to start his no.1 as, at the end of the day, that's what a no.1 is for.

But Darren Randolph would certainly feel hard done by if he was dropped to the bench as soon as Adrian returns. After a shaky start to his West Ham career following a summer move to Upton Park, Randolph has really picked up and, since Adrian's suspension, come good for the Irons.

The Bournemouth game was one to forget but mainly for the east London side's defenders. At Liverpool and against Newcastle, however, West Ham's clean sheets were never in doubt. And, for the one chance the Magpies could have put away, Randolph was there to stop Daryl Janmaat.

So does Bilic reward him with the goalkeeper's jersey against Manchester City or do West Ham need the experience and quality of Adrian in between the sticks?

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