Moses Makasi is closing in on a return to action after spending time out injured.
Makasi took to Instagram to share a video of him back in the gym and a message with an update on his situation.
The 22-year-old suffered a knee injury in April while out on loan at Plymouth Argyle.
He has now confirmed he was set to return to action soon after around six months out.
The young midfielder said: “Been a tough 6 months but happy to be back on the pitch doing what I love. Still a few weeks to go but buzzing to get back playing. Love and respect to everyone who’s supported me.”
Makasi’s career so far
A product of the West Ham academy, Makasi signed his first professional deal in 2014.
Since then, he has been loaned out twice: firstly to non-league Chelmsford City, then to Plymouth.
During his time with the Pilgrims in League One, Makasi played seven times. He scored once and impressed the fans with his midfield displays.
Makasi has often captained the under-23 team and has scored in the Checkatrade Trophy against Swindon Town.
The youngster has been on the bench for the Hammers a few times but is yet to make his senior debut.
Will Makasi get first-team chances?
When Makasi returns from injury, he will be approaching his 23rd birthday. He will also be stuck at West Ham as he did not move out on loan during the window.
But with the Hammers struggling after four consecutive Premier League losses, could Makasi be given his chance to shine?
The academy product plays as a central midfielder so has a few players to compete with.
Manuel Pellegrini currently picks between Declan Rice, Mark Noble, Pedro Obiang, Carlos Sanchez and Jack Wilshere. There are only two starting spots in Pellegrini’s preferred formation.
However, Rice might move back to defence and none of the others have nailed down the starting spot yet.
Makasi has been included in West Ham’s 25-man Premier League squad so the door is open if he impresses.
If he can prove his fitness over the next few weeks, maybe a first-team call-up might be around the corner.