Slaven Bilic confirms Diafra Sakho will be in West Ham United's squad to face Burnley

Diafra Sakho of West Ham United celebrates scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Manchester United and West Ham United at Old Trafford on November 27, 2016...

West Ham United are due to take on Burnley at Turf Moor.

Slaven Bilic, Manager of West Ham United gives his team instructions during a Pre Season Friendly between Manchester City and West Ham United at the Laugardalsvollur stadium on August 4,...

West Ham United boss Slaven Bilic has told the London Evening Standard that Diafra Sakho will be in his squad tomorrow.

West Ham are due to face Burnley at Turf Moor, in what looks to be a highly important match for Bilic’s future.

The Hammers boss is under significant pressure, after what has been a poor start to the campaign.

And Bilic could turn to Sakho, after the Senegalese forward scored the winner for West Ham in their last fixture against Swansea City.

Diafra Sakho (C) of West Ham United celebrates scoring his team's second goal with his team mates Andy Carroll (L) and Aaron Cresswell (R) during the Barclays Premier League match between...

The Croatian boss said: “Diafra Sakho will be in the squad for tomorrow. He is in good shape, he is in a good state of mind and he is pain-free.

“Yes, he could have moved on during the summer — and he wanted to do that — but it didn’t happen and, since then, he has reacted well.

“I have a good relationship with him. He is open and honest and I have to 100 per cent ignore all the history and judge him by what he does on the pitch and in training. I talk to him a little, but I decided to ignore what might happen in the future. With him, I go day by day, week to week.”

Diafra Sakho of West Ham United celebrates scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Manchester United and West Ham United at Old Trafford on November 27, 2016...

Sakho was linked with a whole host of teams during the summer transfer window, but no move materialised.

There were doubts over how much game-time Sakho would get at West Ham, following the arrival of Javier Hernandez, but his goal against Swansea will surely have boosted his first-team chances.

Bilic finally has a fully fit squad to pick from for his side’s match against Burnley, with West Ham's injury problems lessening now.

If the Hammers are able to beat the Clarets, they could move into 10th place in the Premier League table.

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