West Ham duo Aaron Cresswell and Michail Antonio are both confidently expected to make it into the squad for the match against Swansea on Boxing Day.
Both took minor knocks in training during the week but appear to have recovered well and look fine for the game in Wales.
ClaretandHugh was also told this evening that Sam Byram is making decent progress from his injury and is now training with the under 23s along with Jonathon Calleri.
A source told us: “We need Sam back quickly. He was bought because he was seen as the best right back in the Championship and we are hoping he will be available for the match with Manchester United on January 2.