By Sam Stone

23rd Oct, 2022 | 7:53pm

West Ham United winger Maxwel Cornet back on grass ahead of Bournemouth clash

West Ham United have received a boost ahead of their Premier League fixture against Bournemouth as Maxwel Cornet was pictured back in training.

The Ivorian has been sidelined with a calf strain and it was understood the Bournemouth fixture could well have come too soon for the 26-year-old.

However, West Ham’s official Twitter account has revealed (23 October), that he was back on grass ahead of the Irons hosting the Cherries at the London Stadium.

Big game now

The results on Sunday, with Leicester, Aston Villa and Southampton all picking up good results now mean West Ham currently sit in 17th place, just two points above the relegation zone.

It’s suddenly thrown quite a bit of importance on the fixture to ensure the Hammers don’t get swept into the relegation conversation. Bournemouth sit in 13th place, currently two points above David Moyes’ side.

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Merely turning up will not be enough for West Ham against Gary O’Neil’s rejuvenated Cherries. Having Cornet back in contention will be a boost for the Irons with the versatile winger yet to really get going at the London Stadium.

His ability to play in a more central position is yet to be utilised by Moyes and he could prove to be a dangerous option for the West Ham boss to use alongside Gianluca Scamacca.

If he does feature on Monday (24 October), a substitute appearance will be the most likely route for the Moyes to go down. Let’s hope the Irons get back to winning ways and put the disappointing defeat to Liverpool behind them.