Cautious first team return date for Sakho


sakhoDiafra Sakho could make his West Ham first team re-appearance against Huddersfield on September 11.

Sak made his return to action on Saturday in the behind-closed-doors clash for the under 23s against Spurs on Saturday, coming through with no problems and a smile on his face.

The Senegal hit man was subbed after an hour and was desperate to stay on the pitch having enjoyed a really good run out and now hopes are high he will at least be back on the bench for the Hudddersfield game.

Those who watched his return against Spurs have said he looked as fit as he has in a long time and the signs look good at this stage that he could enjoy an an extended first team run this.

A cautious  September 11 date has been put on his return but one insider added: “If it was left to Diafra he’d be  on the pitch for the opening game at Old Trafford.

“He’s positive, happy and pleading to be given his chance of match action -it’s great to see him in such a good place. It all looks fine at this point.”

Winston Reid also emerged from the game well and is in line for a call up against United.

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  • WakeTheWolf says:

    Let’s not run before we can walk eh Sakho!
    Give it time! Get completely fit and then show us all what you’re made of!

    • Lazurus. rises like a salmon says:

      more like let’s not cause a selection problem 😉
      No john still don’t know if he scored or not 😉

  • John says:

    Did your source say if he scored or not Hugh?

  • pabloonechop says:

    So without putting a downer on everything, we are going into new season with one fit out and out striker plus Arne, ayew, Antonio etc. Sounds like we need one more?

  • Lazurus. rises like a salmon says:

    Sounds like a load of bollowks to me chop,s concerning sakho , cautious sounds to convenient an excuse , if he plays tomorrow for the u23 v spuds mk2 and comes through OK he’s a must for the mancs game 😉

  • pabloonechop says:

    Yes he must, fitness permitting, make the bench for Man U?
    Is he about to trigger some performance related bonus they don’t want to pay?!

  • essexirons says:

    Will feel like a new signing for us, been out so long
    He plays when he wants
    He plays when he want
    he plays when he wants
    Lol 😂🙅

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