Marko Arnautovic and Manuel Lanzini trained with West Ham United on Thursday ahead of the London derby with Crystal Palace.

West Ham travel to Palace on Saturday looking to build on their superb performance in a 1-1 draw with league leaders Liverpool on last time out.

Manuel Pellegrini was down to the bare bones for the Liverpool clash and on the back of three dismal defeats in a row.

As they have done so many times this season, though, West Ham rose to the occasion against a top six side and should have won the game.

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Pellegrini seeking to end inconsistency

The Hammers head to Selhurst Park looking to put a stop to attitude problems which have dogged their season.

Pellegrini will be boosted by the return of striker Marko Arnautovic.

The Austrian is not flavour of the month with West Ham fans after his on-off move to China ended with him signing an improved contract.

He sat out defeats to Bournemouth and AFC Wimbledon before crying off injured halfway through another dismal loss at Wolves.

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Not flavour of the month but back in the fold

Initially expected to be out for some time, Arnautovic is back and ready to face the Eagles.

Young hero Declan Rice this week insisted all the players ‘love’ Arnautovic and have welcomed him back to the fold.

And the striker took full part in training ahead of the game on Thursday. He was joined by sorely-missed playmaker Manuel Lanzini too. The Argentine is making a long-awaited comeback from a serious knee injury which has kept him out all season.

Here are a selection of pictures as the Hammers squad were put through their paces at a windswept Rush Green.

Pictures: West Ham train ahead of Palace

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