West Ham United received a major boost when a trio of injury doubts were pictured training at the London Stadium ahead of the clash with Newcastle United.

The Hammers entertain Newcastle in the late kick-off on Saturday.

West Ham go into the game off the back of a fine performance in an unfortunate 1-0 defeat at Manchester City in midweek.

The Magpies are in search of their third straight win.

The Hammers need a victory to keep their hopes of European football alive.

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Pellegrini targets Europe

Manuel Pellegrini has set his sights firmly on seventh spot. That is the highest West Ham or any club outside the current top six can realistically finish this season (Sky Sports).

If one of the Manchester clubs wins the FA Cup that will be enough to qualify for the Europa League.

West Ham beat Fulham 3-1 in their last home game.

And despite the brilliant job Rafa Benitez is doing on a tight budget, the Hammers will be expecting to win.

Pellegrini had a number of injury doubts for his side’s second game in 72 hours.

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Major boost over trio of injury doubts

But he got a big boost on Friday when his three major doubts all trained at the London Stadium.

Marko Arnautovic and Aaron Cresswell both trained despite missing the City defeat through illness and a foot injury respectively.

Michail Antonio also trained despite popping a shoulder in the midweek match.

The returning Fabian Balbuena trained too as did youngster Ben Johnson after his impressive debut last time out.


Felipe Anderson was all smiles after being called up for Brazil.

Here is a full picture gallery from West Ham’s training session.

In pictures: West Ham train ahead of Newcastle

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