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Carlton Cole returns to West Ham

West Ham United favourite Carlton Cole is back with the club, although you shouldn’t expect to see him firing in the goals as he’s only training with them.

The 33-year-old, who has had two spells with West Ham, is looking to keep his fitness levels up after leaving Sacramento Republic recently – he made just four appearances for the American side.

Not yet ready to end his career, though, the veteran forward has returned to familiar surroundings and the Premier League side confirmed the news on social media.

The seven-cap England man will train with the club until January, when he hopes he will find a new suitor for his services in what could be the last hurrah of a career that has seen the striker struggle with regular injury problems.

Spending time with Chelsea, Celtic and a host of other sides on-loan, Cole’s best performances came with the Hammers and he boasts over 50 league goals and over 250 appearances for the east London giants.

West Ham will be hoping he can spark some life into the their current striking options, as none of the forwards on the Hammers’ books have managed to find the net this season.

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