Michail Antonio hopes to be available against Watford

Joshua King of Bournemouth (partially obscured left) scores the winning goal past goalkeeper Darren Rudolph and Michail Antonio on the line during the Premier League match between AFC...

West Ham United will face Watford at Vicarage Road in the Premier League this weekend.

Michail Antonio of West Ham United (30) beats Antonio Valencia of Manchester United to score their second and equalising goal with a header during the Barclays Premier League match between...

West Ham United winger Michail Antonio has told BT Sport that he hopes to be back in action this weekend.

Antonio is on the sidelines at the moment with a rib injury, but the 27-year-old hopes to be able to play against Watford.

The Hammers will take on the Hornets away from home at Vicarage Road in the Premier League on Sunday evening.

England's Michail Antonio takes part in a press conference at England's training camp in Burton-on-Trent, central England on August 30, 2016.

“Hopefully I can train next week and be available for the game against Watford,” Antonio told BT Sport on Saturday.

Antonio is one of the best players in the current West Ham team, and his availability for the match against Watford game is certainly going to be positive for the fans.

Michail Antonio of West Ham United scores their first goal past Nick Pope of Burnley during the Premier League match between Burnley and West Ham United at Turf Moor on October 14, 2017 in...

The Hammers are struggling for survival in the Premier League at the moment, and the London club desperately need to win against Watford.

The presence of Antonio even on the substitutes’ bench will enhance David Moyes’s side’s chances of picking up all three points from the encounter.

Antonio joined West Ham from Nottingham Forest in the summer of 2015 for a transfer fee reported by Sky Sports to be worth £7 million.

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