Midfielder returns to West Ham after being loaned out by Bilic - Insider
By Danny Wright
Josh Cullen has returned to West Ham this week to take part in training, according to a reliable insider.
ExWHUemployee, as a reliable source of West Ham news, claimed on his personal Twitter account on Thursday that Bolton have allowed Cullen, 21, to return to East London this week in an effort for him to impress new manager David Moyes.
Cullen had been sparsely used by Slaven Bilic before he shipped him out on loan in the summer to the Macron Stadium, where he has recently been dropped from the first-team.
It is understood that the midfielder’s loan deal is still in effect with Bolton, meaning that once the international break is over he is very likely to return to the Championship club.
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The Republic of Ireland Under-21 international has made 10 appearances for the Trotters this season, playing every game up until mid-September when he was axed to the bench.
In the last seven Championship matches, Cullen has only featured once as a substitute and was dropped from the matchday squad all together in the 1-1 draw with Fulham last month.
Moyes could be seeing Cullen as someone he wants to recall in January as he attempts to get as good a look as possible at his newly inherited squad.
The Scot became the new Hammers boss on Tuesday, less than 24 hours after Bilic was sacked by the board.
In other West Ham news, Ray Wilkins has slammed this Hammers chief after a brutally honest interview on Moyes’ appointment.