Slaven Bilic confirms West Ham United striker Diafra Sakho's fitness

Diafra Sakho is set to return to West Ham United's squad for their match against Watford.

Slaven Bilic has told West Ham United’s official site that he has a full squad to pick from again.

West Ham have been without the likes of James Collins, Sam Byram, James Tomkins and Diafra Sakho for different stages of 2016, but they have all made it off the treatment table.

Sakho was the last remaining player who was struggling for fitness, but the forward has been back in training this week.

And Bilic said: “With one training session to go, Diafra Sakho is back from injury so we have a full squad available, which is good.”

Sakho’s return for West Ham is a major boost for the club, as he increases their attacking options considerably.

Bilic has been forced to use both Andy Carroll and Emmanuel Emenike up-front in recent matches, but Sakho remains the Hammers’ first-choice striker.

He could now come back into Bilic’s line-up for their match against Watford on Wednesday evening.

West Ham need to beat the Hornets to keep any slim hopes of making it into the top alive, and they will also be looking to end a six match run without a victory.

Bilic’s men are currently in sixth place in the Premier League table - seven points behind Arsenal, who occupy fourth spot.

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