Alex Song praises the treatment he has received at West Ham United

West Ham Tube Sign

West Ham United midfielder Alex Song has been out for six months.

Alex Song has told West Ham United’s official website that the treatment he has received at Upton Park has been some of the best he has experienced.

Song has been out for six months through injury, but West Ham’s medical team have been working hard to get him back to fitness.

The central midfielder made his return to action in a friendly against Crystal Palace in midweek, and he has been delighted at the way he has been nursed back into action.

“I have to say thank you to the medical staff because they have done a great job,” Song said. “I was at Barcelona and Arsenal and the staff here are one of the best in the way they work.

“I am very happy with the way they've done everything with me and now I'm looking forward to coming back.”

Song’s return to fitness has been a timely boost for West Ham, as they have recently lost Dimitri Payet to injury.

Payet is set to spend three months on the sidelines, and that is a major blow to Slaven Bilic’s side, as the attacking midfielder had been so crucial to them over the early part of the campaign.

Song’s return should help to improve the quality of the Hammers’ midfield options, though, and that could be crucial as they look to build on their wonderful start.

West Ham are currently perched in sixth place in the Premier League table, and there are high hopes that they may be able to claim a European place if they keep performing to their current levels.

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch