West Ham United boss David Moyes has received a potentially massive boost ahead of Monday night’s game against Leeds.
The Hammers could drop as low as eighth in the table by the end of Sunday.
But West Ham know a win over Leeds will elevate them back up to fifth regardless of results elsewhere.
And should the Manchester derby go to form, West Ham will be just three points off third place WITH a game in hand.
With so much to play for Moyes needs his best players available as often as possible in the run-in.
So West Ham fans were worried when the Scot revealed in his Friday press conference that both first choice goalkeepers were doubts ahead of Leeds.
Speaking in his press conference ahead of the match, Moyes revealed number one Lukasz Fabianski – who missed the 2-1 defeat at Man City last week – had not trained since being trodden on in training.
And he said back-up Darren Randolph was a doubt too after aggravating an injury in the defeat at the Etihad.
But on the eve of the Leeds clash, West Ham look to have been handed a huge boost after Fabianski returned to training at Rush Green.
West Ham’s media team posted a video of the first team training on Friday.
And there was huge relief when Fabianski was spotted smiling and involved with his teammates.
Major boost for West Ham as Fab returns to training ahead of Leeds but insider sounds a word of caution
Most reassuring was the fact Fabianski was gloved up – suggesting he was in full training rather than just joining in fitness drills.
Moyes and West Ham fans will be massively relieved.
But there was also a word of caution from reliable insider ExWHUemployee.
Speaking on Twitter, ExWHUemployee said the Poland star must have a late fitness test before he can be cleared to face Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds.
“He has been in training since yesterday (Friday) but will face a fitness test on Monday,” ExWHUemployee said on Twitter.