West Ham United midfielder Kieron Dyer is set to make a senior comeback for the first time in 16 months.
Dyer has impressed boss Gianfranco Zola in training this week and is poised to be included in the squad for today’s FA Cup third-round showdown against Barnsley.
Zola said: “He’s focused and he’s very excited to play.
“We will try to get him back because he’s an important player. I’ve seen him training, he’s trying very hard and he’s got a lot of qualities.
“I know it’s been a big injury for him but he has been working well in the last few weeks.”