Obiang hopeful of returning to action against Burnley

West Ham United midfielder Pedro Obiang has given the fans a boost ahead of Saturday’s Premier League match against Burnley.

The Spaniard has been out of action for almost a month with a muscular problem after suffering the injury in a goalless draw with West Bromwich Albion last month.

Now, though, the 25-year-old feels that he is ready to come back into the side for this weekend’s action having returned to training with his teammates on Wednesday.

While speaking to the Hammers’ official website, Obiang said:

“The injury is progressing well. On Wednesday, I came back to training with the squad so I will probably be ready to play this weekend.

“If we want to be positive, my injury happened at the right time because we had the break to take time and didn’t have to rush, because sometimes when you rush you can take another injury. So, we took time and now I’m close to being perfect.”

Slaven Bilic’s side had a tough start to the season as they lost their first three opening matches.

In that spell, the East London outfit conceded 10 goals and only found the back of the net on two occasions.

Since then, the team have won two, drawn one and lost one – a 3-2 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur.

As it stands, the club reside 15th in the table, two points above the relegation zone.