Nathan Holland could be back in action very soon.
The West Ham phenom has been sidelined for over a month now after sustaining an ankle injury on U23 duty, and his reserve teammates have struggled in his absence.
Three consecutive PL2 defeats have come alongside a further two losses to Bristol Rovers and Exeter City in the Checkatrade Trophy for West Ham’s U23s, as an injury crisis seems to sweep through the club as a whole.
However, Football London claim that the 20-year-old is set to return to full training after the international break – and not a moment too soon for Manuel Pellegrini.
An expected participant for the Carabao Cup, the Chilean boss had Holland marked out as a future star since his arrival in the summer.
The League Cup has been a handy tournament for the Irons so far this season, with a narrow win at Wimbledon followed by an 8-0 drubbing of Macclesfield Town.
The October 22 clash with Swansea City in PL2 will see the forward return to action, likely alongside other youth product Xande Silva.