Bilic gives approximate return date for Alex Song, updates fitness of Winston Reid and Aaron Cresswell

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic has given an update on Alex Song’s fitness.

Speaking to the official West Ham website, Slaven Bilic has updated the fitness of three stars, giving a return date for long-term absentee Alex Song.

When asked about Song’s return, Bilic said: “Two weeks maybe, maximum three. He’s working hard and we’re looking forward to having him back, he’s a fantastic player. They’re [Aaron Cresswell and Winston Reid] not too serious thank God, but we will have to wait. We will assess them in training today and tomorrow and then make a decision if they’re available for the Palace game."

Whilst Reid and Cresswell have only been out of action for a short time, and are expected to be fit this weekend for the game against Crystal Palace.

Song has been longer out of action, having not played a single game this season since returning to the Hammers on a season-long loan deal from Barcelona.

He was injured during the summer break, and has so far been training by himself to get back to full fitness, ahead of his Premier League return.

This return has so far not happened yet, and Song is still working hard in training to get ready for match action, and Bilic believes there is now not long before the Cameroonian midfielder will be taking to the field.

The head coach believes that Song will be back playing in a maximum of three weeks, and could potentially come in before that, at the two week mark.

This is great news for the Hammers, and Bilic - and the West Ham fans - will be delighted when Song takes to the field once again wearing a claret shirt.

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