Pellegrini reveals Wilshere and Sanchez are close to making West Ham comeback

Manuel Pellegrini has revealed that Jack Wilshere and Carlos Sanchez will return to action following their lengthy spell on the sidelines.

Sanchez, a summer signing from Fiorentina, has only made five Premier League appearances for the Hammers and hasn’t featured since September 26 after suffering a knee injury in the 8-0 win over Macclesfield.

Meanwhile, having signed from Arsenal in the summer on a free transfer, Jack Wilshere’s injury problems have returned, also restricting him to just five league appearances, with the last coming on December 1 before suffering yet another ankle injury.

However, with just four games to go of the season, Manuel Pellegrini has revealed that both players are expected to recover in time to make a comeback before the end of the season.

“Carlos will be ready to play a game before the end of the season,” Pellegrini said. “He feels confident and without any fear of what happened with his knee. He is working 100%.

“Jack, too, feels confident. He is also working without thinking that he could be injured and is without any pain.”

Meanwhile, Pellegrini thinks it will be ‘difficult’ for Aaron Cresswell to be fit for this afternoons game against seventh-placed Leicester City.

“Aaron continues with some problem in his knee,” Pellegrini added, “We will see tomorrow. I think it will be difficult for him.”

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