West Ham United are set to welcome back a number of players to their first team in the coming weeks.
The Croatian boss was addressing reporters at his press conference today, and he confirmed that many of his injured players are close to making returns.
SB: "@dimpayet17 is back and has been training with us for a couple of days. Depending on how he goes today he will be in the squad.— West Ham United FC (@whufc_official) December 31, 2015
SB: "There is a small chance that Moses and Reid will be in the squad but more likely for the FA Cup game against @OfficialWolves— West Ham United FC (@whufc_official) December 31, 2015
The increase in available options for Bilic is a major boost to West Ham, as they have struggled with so many players on the treatment table.
The Hammers have won just one of their last nine matches, but they will be hoping to make up for lost time now.
The returns of Payet, Reid and Moses will be particularly important - as they all established themselves as key players, before injuries struck.
One player who is further away from contention is Diafra Sakho.
The striker is not expected to return until February at the earliest, after picking up a thigh problem.
SB: "If we are lucky Sakho will be back early February and we are happy with the squad. We did a good job during the summer.— West Ham United FC (@whufc_official) December 31, 2015
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