West Ham United boss Manuel Pellegrini delivered the news every fan wanted to hear in his pre-Watford press conference.

West Ham make the short trip to Vicarage Road on Saturday looking for vast improvements.

After the 5-0 drubbing by Manchester City on the opening day and the poor display in a 1-1 draw against Brighton last time out, Hammers fans have been left feeling a little flat.

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West Ham and Watford searching for first win

But the same could be said for their opponents who have lost their last five league games and are yet to score this season.

And West Ham received a huge boost on the injury front from both Pellegrini and Hornets boss Javi Gracia in their pre-match press conferences.

Firstly Pellegrini delivered the news every West Ham wanted to hear, that record striker signing Sebastien Haller, attacker Felipe Anderson and captain Mark Noble are all fit to return to the side.

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Pellegrini and Gracia deliver news that will encourage West Ham

“This week we have just Winston Reid out – all the other players are fit,” Pellegrini told whufc.com.

 

That would be enough to give West Ham confidence of fighting for three points at Watford.

But then came more injury news from the Watford camp which could benefit the Hammers.

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Watford trio all but ruled out

Watford have announced that Troy Deeney will be out of action for at least two months after undergoing a knee operation.

Gracia has also revealed that both Abdoulaye Doucoure and Roberto Pereyra have not trained with the team since last weekend’s defeat to Everton. As a result they are unlikely to be involved unless they can pass late fitness tests.

Nobody wishes injury on any player but it certainly weakens Watford while West Ham should be massively strengthened.

We will find out on Saturday if that translates onto the pitch.

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