By Tony Hughes

David Gold has revealed on Twitter that Aaron Cresswell is set for a West Ham comeback after the international break.

The Hammers co owner claimed that the left-back, who has not yet played this season, is in line to be available for the Premier League trip to Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Gold on revealed on his personal Twitter account on Sunday night that striker duo Diafro Sacko and Andy Carroll are also closing in on returns from long-term injuries.

The Hammers chief said Cresswell “should be available” for the short trip to Selhurst Park and that Carroll is set to make his long-awaited comeback “the following week” when the team play Sunderland at home.

Creswell has been out with a knee injury sustained in pre-season and has been sorely missed in a poor start to the season by Slaven Bilic’s side that has left them 18th in the table.

Sacko, who came close to joining West Brom during the summer before failing a medical, is working his way back to full fitness as he steps up his recovery from a back problem.

Carroll has played only four matches for West Ham this season, and only one in the Premier League, after breaking down with a knee injury in mid August.

In other West Ham news, Bilic has made a defender request to the club’s board.