Taking to his personal Twitter account, David Gold has given an update on Diafra Sakho’s injury situation.
I'm very hopeful that Diafra Sakho will play some part in Wednesday's game. dg https://t.co/ORZGahYca4— David Gold (@davidgold) February 29, 2016
The West Ham co-chairman has admitted that Sakho is close to returning to action, and that the striker could play a part this week.
The Hammers take on Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday evening, looking to further tighten their grasp on Europa League football, and even close the gap between themselves and the top four.
A win for West Ham could leave them just one point behind fourth placed Manchester City, but they will face a tough challenge against a Spurs team who many believe will win the Premier League.
Tottenham are flying high at the moment, and they look excellent all over the pitch. They have a tough defence and clinical strikers, and Slaven Bilic’s men will need to be on their best form if they want to pick up all three points.
However, the return of Sakho will make this task easier, as the Senegalese forward is West Ham’s best striker.
He is excellent in the penalty area, and he converts a chance more often than not, and his return to the playing squad has been long-awaited.
Sakho is unlikely to start, with the 26-year-old having been out of action since November, but he is set to feature on the substitutes bench, and he could just make it onto the field of play.