Sky Sports: West Ham set for imminent major first team boost ahead of Watford clash
West Ham have welcomed star attacker Marko Arnautovic back to training as he looks to be fit for the club’s clash against Watford on Saturday, according to Sky Sports.
The broadcaster claim on their website that the Austrian forward, who is a natural winger but has been utilised as a centre forward this season, is building up his fitness after being ruled out of action with a hamstring injury suffered back in January.
His imminent return to the squad will be a major boost for manager David Moyes after having to make do without the 28-year-old for three games, none of which the Hammers managed to win.
They were held to a draw by Crystal Palace before being defeated by Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup and by Brighton in their last league outing.
Arnautovic has played a crucial role to the club’s success this season, after having signed from Stoke City over the summer, and he has six goals and five assists in his 23 appearances.
However he has only recently enjoyed his fine run of form, having made a slow start to the campaign, and all of his strikes have come in the last eight of his Premier League outings.
The Hammers play host to Watford on Saturday sitting in 12th, although only three points off the relegation zone, and are three points behind the Hornets in 11th.
In other West Ham news, the club look set to secure the signing of another free agent shortly.