Wilshere joined West Ham in the summer but has hardly had an impact.

The Times have handed West Ham United a big injury boost as they claim midfielder Jack Wilshere is to return to training in a ‘few weeks’, but Winston Reid is set to miss the entire campaign.

Wilshere, 27, underwent ankle surgery in December after managing just five minutes of Premier League football since September. There are fears that the 34-time England international may not appear again this season.

Wilshere joined the Hammers in the summer on a free transfer and was expected to rival the likes of captain Mark Noble, Declan Rice, Pedro Obiang and Carlos Sanchez for a place in the side.

But he and Sanchez have both been injured for more time than they have spent on the pitch in claret and blue, and it has left Manuel Pellegrini to rely on the likes of Rice, Obuang and Noble – who have performed admirably.

Now, they could get some rest bite as Wilshere looks set to return to West Ham training in the near future, and may finally add to his five appearances for the east Londoners.

Meanwhile, the report also claims that defender Winston Reid is unlikely to feature for the Hammers again this season, having failed to play since injuring his knee against Swansea City in March 2018.

Reid, 30, still has four and a half years remaining on his contract at the London Stadium, which expires in the summer of 2023. It remains to be seen what kind of future he has at the club, as he continues his recovery.

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