West Ham United striker Dean Ashton hopes to have shaken off a knee strain in time for the derby against Tottenham on November 25.
He added: "Obviously I would love to play on Saturday, there is nothing more I'd like. "It is important that I am right when I do come back. It is no good for anybody if I just rush back after a couple of days training and then pull up. It is no good to me, no good for the team and it is no good for people watching. They want to see me playing week in, week out and so do I."