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Song back in contention for Burnley visit

Filed: Thursday, 30th April 2015
By: Staff Writer

West Ham midfielder Alex Song could make his return against Burnley after being give the all clear by West Ham's medical staff.

The on-loan central midfielder missed the trip to Queens Park Rangers last weekend after reporting discomfort in his back but is back in contention for this weekend's Boleyn clash, according to the club's Head of Medical and Sports Science, Stijn Vandenbroucke.

"Alex is no longer feeling pain and discomfort in his back and was able to return to the training pitch on Monday," Vandenbroucke told whufc.com.

"After training on an individual basis for one day, Alex returned to the group on Tuesday and is available for selection against Burnley."

In other injury news, Winston Reid - who sustained a recent hamstring injury - continues his rehabilitation but will not be available in time for this weekend. Fellow central defender James Tomkins is back in training, although he will not play again this term.

None of West Ham's long-term injured squad members - Andy Carroll, Doneil Henry, Diafra Sakho and Guy Demel - are expected play again this season either.

Song and Vandenbroucke discuss progress during a break n training

Song has made 28 appearances for West Ham this season, without scoring a legitimate goal. Referee Neil Swarbrick incorrectly ruled out what would have been his only goal against Arsenal last December.

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