West Ham could soon be boosted in their fight for Premier League survival by the return to full fitness of injury-plagued Kieron Dyer.
The midfielder has not played since the end of September after suffering a setback in his recovery from a hamstring problem.
But Hammers boss Gianfranco Zola may be able to select Dyer for this weekend's match against Burnley after the 30-year-old came through a reserve game unscathed.
"My hamstrings felt good so hopefully I'll feature at some stage," Dyer told the club's official website.
"Obviously the manager needs as many fit and experienced players as possible and I'm just glad I can be back because we need to push up that table."
Dyer missed the majority of last season, Zola's first in charge, after sustaining a broken leg.