David Gold has positive West Ham United team news

David Gold, owner looks on prior to the Premier League match between West Ham United and Liverpool at London Stadium on May 14, 2017 in Stratford, England.

West Ham United will face Cheltenham Town in the EFL Cup this evening.

David Sullivan, West Ham owner and David Gold, West Ham chairman look on during the Premier League match between Burnley and West Ham United at Turf Moor on May 21, 2017 in Burnley,...

West Ham United co-chairman David Gold has taken to social networking site Twitter to send positive team news to the fans ahead of this evening’s match against Cheltenham Town.

Premier League club West Ham will take on League Two outfit Cheltenham away from home at the LCI Rail Stadium in the second round of the EFL Cup.

Gold has revealed on Twitter that Cheikhou Kouyate will be part of the the Hammers’ squad for the tie.

The 27-year-old Senegal international, who can operate as a midfielder or as a defender, has been suffering with a knee problem.

West Ham co-chairman Gold has also revealed on Twitter that Manuel Lanzini is back in training and has posted an image of him as well.

The 24-year-old Argentina international attacking midfielder has been struggling with a leg injury.

David Prutton of Sheffield Wednesday celebrates after scoring during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield Wednesday and Burnley at Hillsborough Stadium on August 10, 2013 in...

David Gold, owner looks on prior to the Premier League match between West Ham United and Liverpool at London Stadium on May 14, 2017 in Stratford, England.

Meanwhile, former Leeds United and Nottingham Forest midfielder David Prutton has predicted West Ham to win against Cheltenham this evening.

Prutton has also predicted 27-year-old Senegal international striker Diafra Sakho to score for the Hammers.

Prutton wrote on Skysports.com: “I’ll be at this game on Wednesday and I'm thoroughly looking forward to it!

“West Ham could use a victory after their poor start to the season in the Premier League, and anything but a win here will only heap more pressure on Slaven Bilic.

“Cheltenham have not had the best start to the season themselves in League Two and, while I don't think West Ham will run away with it, they should get the win.”

A footnote added: “Prutton predicts: 1-3 with Diafra Sakho to score first.”

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