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Pellegrini hints on a likely Wilshere return

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 18: Manuel Pellegrini, Manager of West Ham United talks with Jack Wilshere of West Ham United during the Premier League match between West Ham United and AFC Bournemouth at London Stadium on August 18, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Henry Browne/Getty Images)
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West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini has hinted on a likely return of Jack Wilshere to his squad this season.

The former Arsenal player has been sidelined by an ankle injury with many reports claiming he wouldn’t play again this term.

Wilshere,27, has managed only a cameo appearance from the bench since September and there is still no comeback in sight.

However, when asked if he could confirm Wilshere would be out for the season, Pellegrini said via Daily Mail: “No, because I’m not a doctor.

“We must wait for Jack when he comes back and see how he feels. Those are all rumours, we cannot confirm 100 per cent.

“He’s just been resting for a couple of months so it will not be easy for him to recover his best shape as a player, but the important thing for me is that he must feel that he is OK, and has no pain in his ankle. After that, we will see what happens with him.”

The Hammers struggled to make an impact in their last game against the Citizens even though they narrowly lost 1-0 via an Aguero penalty.

Up next is a home game against Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle and Pellegrini’s men will be fired up to secure a win in this tie.