Manuel Lanzini shows his skills in training ahead of return from injury

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Manuel Lanzini is ready to feature for West Ham v Blackburn.

A video published on the official West Ham Twitter account has shown Manuel Lanzini in training, ahead of his first appearance since the beginning of January.

Lanzini has been out of action for seven weeks, having been taken off 39 minutes into the 2-0 win over Liverpool on January 2.

He has been out of action with thigh problems, but has retuned to full fitness this week, ahead of West Ham’s trip to Ewood Park to take on Blackburn Rovers in the FA Cup.

Blackburn have been struggling recently, and the Hammers will consider themselves heavy favourites to win the game.

They are sure to name a fairly strong side, and with Lanzini back in action, Slaven Bilic has even more options to select against Rovers.

He can name both Lanzini and Dimitri Payet alongside each other in attacking midfield, reuniting the partnership that worked so well earlier this season, or opt to just choose one in the FA Cup to rest the other for the Premier League.

Lanzini has excelled since linking up with the Hammers, and his return to full fitness has been long awaited.

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