Report: Cheikhou Kouyate to return from injury against Manchester City

Cheikhou Kouyate of West Ham looks on during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur at Boleyn Ground on August 16, 2014
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Cheikhou Kouyate could return from injury when West Ham United meet Manchester City on Saturday, according to reports.

Cheikhou Kouyate has reportedly handed West Ham United a boost by recovering from his hamstring injury earlier than expected.

The Senegalese midfielder, who was signed from Anderlecht in the summer, was expected to be out until next month after suffering the injury in the victory over Liverpool in September.

However, the 24-year-old has already returned to full training, and could be included in the squad to face Manchester City at Upton Park on Saturday, according to The Mirror

West Ham can move to within a point of the champions in the table if they can claim a third successive Premier League win.

Sam Allardyce the West Ham manager looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and West Ham United at the Stadium of Light on March 31, 2014
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