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By Emma Sanders

West Ham fans reacted with delight on Twitter after it was confirmed that Andre Ayew has returned to full training.

The club’s record signing lasted just 35 minutes on his Hammers debut before he was forced to come off during the opening-day defeat to Chelsea in August.

Ayew joined from Swansea in the summer for £20.5 million after scoring 12 goals during his first season in the Premier League.

The 26 year-old has not featured in any football activity since August but Slaven Bilic described the return of the striker as a “big boost,” as quoted by the BBC Sport website.

The Ghana international had an encouraging first season in England and set the Premier League alight with goals after hitting double figures for Swansea.

West Ham fans were hoping he’d achieve similar success in London but Ayew was struck with injury woes and has yet to play a full game for his new side.

With Andy Carroll’s injury news becoming more serious, West Ham fans will be even more delighted to hear their record signing could be in action sooner rather than later.

Here is a selection of some of the messages on Twitter:

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