Joe Cole desperate to make West Ham return

Joe Cole is desperate to play again for West Ham United this season.

Joe Cole is desperate to play again for West Ham United this season.

The People says Cole has flown to New York for a special fitness assessment in a bid to rejoin West Ham’s end-of-season push.

The midfielder will have a full-body appraisal by physiotherapists Andy Barr and Dave Hancock as he tries to shake off a hamstring injury.

Cole, 31, has already been seen by sports injury specialist and Bayern Munich club doctor Hans Muller-Wohlfahrt in the last fortnight, having been sent to Germany by West Ham’s medical team.

He has not played since straining the hamstring at Stoke on March 2.

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