Taking to his personal Twitter account, David Gold has confirmed that Alex Song is nearing a first-team return, and is looking to be back in playing action later this month, when the Hammers take on Chelsea.
Alex Song is targeting a return to first-team duties against Chelsea on the 24 October. dg pic.twitter.com/PG0FgxnOK2— David Gold (@davidgold) October 7, 2015
After the international break, West Ham take on Crystal Palace, before hosting Chelsea on October 24. This is the game that Song is hoping to be back for, having arrived on loan at the Boleyn Ground this summer injured.
The Cameroonian midfielder excelled in the first half of last season with West Ham, whilst on loan from Barcelona, although his form dipped in the second half of the campaign - as did many of the West Ham players.
Song returned to the Hammers over the summer, once again agreeing a season-long loan on deadline day, although he has yet to appear for the side.
Due to his injury, Song has been training by himself in the early weeks of the season, but his planned return later this month suggests that Song is back working with Slaven Bilic’s senior squad.
Last season, Song put in the kind of performances that made him one of the best midfielders even seen in a Hammers’ shirt, and although the Irons have been performing excellently this season, the midfielder’s return cannot come soon enough for the East London club.