West Ham striker Andy Carrroll is set to make a return to the team.

The head of medical services for the club Gary Lewin says the forward should feature likely from the bench on Monday night football as the Hammers play Huddersfield.

Coach SlavenBilic should be relieved to hear the news, considering the fitness crises that the club has suffered in the last two seasons. The England international should help the club with its goalscoring problems as he returns.

Bilic is under serious pressure to get wins else risk being sacked. He has expended huge funds in player transfers but the club has performed poorly in the last year and half. The Croatian manager would run out of excuses to give when the team plays their first home game at the London stadium this season.

Three losses in three games is a poor return for a side that finished in the top seven at the end of the 2015/16 season. So much has happened since then as the club’s fates have sunk.

Carroll himself had to leave the training ground recently to provide more evidence in the trial of a man that stands accused of robbing him of his £22,000 wristwatch. The 6ft 4in striker was escorted by the Police to speak at the Magistrates Court at Barkingside.

The perennially injured West Ham striker would be hoping to remain fit at least for the first half of this season. Since his Newcastle United days and Liverpool time, he has churned out poor fitness results but when he manages to return he is a clinical finisher. Hopefully, he can repay the debt of trust Bilic paid on his head with the necessary goals.