Hines sets target for return

Youngster aims to be back for pre-season

Hines: Will spend summer working on fitness

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West Ham forward Zavon Hines hopes to recover full fitness in time for pre-season training.

The 21-year-old was ruled out for the season after undergoing a knee operation in January and is now in the rehabilitation process.

Hines will spend the close-season working on his fitness with West Ham's training staff in a bid to be ready for the next campaign, which the club hopes will be in the Premier League after Saturday's victory over Wigan.

He said in the News of the World: "I'll be in over the summer when everyone else is off, running and seeing how my knee copes.

"Hopefully I'll be okay for pre-season training."