West Ham United’S squad have been pictured in training ahead of Saturday’s clash against Leicester City.

The Hammers entertain Brendan Rodgers’ Foxes off the back of a fine performance against Manchester United last time out.

Manuel Pellegrini’s side were desperately unlucky not to win that game, let alone lose it.

A victory against Leicester could put West Ham just three points off an unlikely seventh place finish depending on results elsewhere.

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Dismal 2019 so far for project Pellegrini

The East Londoners have endured a dismal 2019 so far having won just four games.

West Ham take on a Leicester side who had won four games on the bounce until their 1-0 defeat to Newcastle last time out.

But the squad looked in decent spirits judging by pictures from training ahead of the game.

Forgotten midfielder Carlos Sanchez returned after seven months out with a serious knee injury.

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Sanchez back but return is upstaged

But he was upstaged by Michail Antonio’s wild hair style which brought a smile to the faces of his teammates.

There was also a cuddle between Hammers veterans Pablo Zabaleta and Mark Noble.

Marko Arnautovic and Aaron Cresswell are expected to be fit to play after illness and injury respectively. But neither were pictured in training.

 

Other notable absentees from the pictures were Manuel Lanzini and Samir Nasri who both miss out through injury.

Picture gallery: West Ham pre-Leicester training

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