West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has revealed striker Diafra Sakho could well make his return from injury before the season comes to a close, but admitted he was wary of the risk involved, reports Sky Sports.
West Ham started the season well, with summer arrival Diafra Sakho getting on the scoresheet on a regular basis for the Londoners. But he’s suffered injury problems through the campaign, and is currently sidelined the rest of the season, unless he can make an unlikely recover before the summer.
Manager Sam Allardyce knows his job is on the line this season, so the return of Sakho could well see the Hammers end the campaign strongly. They are close to dropped outside of the top-10 of the Premier League, and the United boss is yet to extend his contract past this summer too, so he may well take a risk to ensure the Londoners can turn their form around at the death.
West Ham have striker problems, with many of their attacking options currently sidelined with injury, but Allardyce revealed Sakho could return before the end of the season. The former Bolton, Blackburn and Newcastle manager said: He may be back before the end of the season he may not, we will just have to be very careful with his thigh strain and make sure we do not get a recurrence. We will not be risking him at 95% fitness – we would have to be sure there was no problem before we risked him.”
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