There is good news for West Ham United manager Alan Curbishley. According to Sky Sports, summer signing Julien Faubert is back to footballing action and is fit enough to be considered for this weekend’s English premier League match against Fulham.
Faubert played for the West Ham reserves against Aston Villa on Monday night for the first half and was quite impressive. He scored in the first minute and looked spirited and lively throughout the time that he stayed on the pitch.
The French midfielder was signed from Bordeaux in the summer for £6.1million but fell prey to a Achilles tendon injury inside days after landing in England. He has been out since but appears to have recovered now.
But Curbishley would be wary of using him as early as this weekend. In all likelihood, Faubert would play his first competitive match for the Hammers in next week’s FA Cup game against Manchester City after playing another match for the club’s reserves.
West Ham in 10th are safe from relegation this season but Curbishley would certainly want his team to climb the table. Faubert would be a good card to play in the second of the season and who knows, maybe the Hammers could even be gunning for a UEFA Cup place towards the tail-end of the season.
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