Sakho puts in hours of extra training “and will be back”


diafra-sakho-west-hamDiafra Sakho is putting in “many extra hours” in the gym and on the training ground as he edges closer to a Hammers comeback.

And despite widespread press speculation today (Thurs) that he would not be back in action this season, that was emphatically denied to ClaretandHugh this evening.

Sakho is arriving at work each morning insisting that he is ready to play and with every “no, no, no” he gets from the medical staff he is retorting with a “yes, yes, yes.”

We were told this evening by a key insider: “Where all this stuff about him not playing this season has come from I don’t know. Medical staff always mention low expectations publicly but Sakho is working like a demon.

“He has had a real reality check and is determined to be back in April and I would be astounded if he wasn’t. His attitude is spot on and he’s behaving like a young kid who hasn’t played for a couple of weeks and is desperate.

“He is staying behind well after all the others have gone home and is working and working in the gym and on the training field. It’s great to see and he will be back.”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • Roman says:

    Amazing! Just read on KUMB that he won’t be back this year.

  • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

    I will believe it when I see him on the pitch, he has nearly been back for months, all this he will be back soon is getting a bit tired now isn’t it ?

  • Max Willow says:

    Whether it is late this season, or early next season, I’ll be delighted to see a revitalized and motivated Sakho ready to fire ‘on all cylinders’. personally speaking, I’d like to see him team-up with Michail Antonio; the combination of exhillirating speed and brute force could be really something to see

  • sleepswithdafishes says:

    It could be this season that he comes back, but will it be good for us or for his next club?
    I still want to se some committment from him for the future. We era getting him fit at last, despite him and his advisers. Let’s hope he pays us back.

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