Collison awaits the call
Jack Collison has declared himself ready to return to help West Ham's fight against relegation.
By Jamie Casey
Last Updated: 19/04/11 12:37pm
West Ham midfielder Jack Collison has declared himself ready to return to help the club's fight against relegation from the Premier League.
The 22-year-old has been out of first-team action for over a year with a serious knee injury but is preparing for a third reserve game having returned to action.
Bolton reserves will provide Collison with another step towards a return to the first team on Tuesday and he is biding his time while he waits for boss Avram Grant's call.
"I'm just looking to get my head down and try to play reserve games and I'm ready and looking to do my bit," he told the club's official website.
"I feel really good. I've only played a couple of reserve games but I've been training for a long while now with the team.
"It would be nice to have an opportunity between now and the end of the season to help the team out.
"My knee has been good. The medical department have been brilliant to me. It's been a real team effort and they've been working hard with me around the clock.
"They've got me back into good shape and I feel good and I'm ready to go."
West Ham currently languish in 19th place in the table with five games to go and Collison insists each one is a must-win.
He added: "We've got five games left and they're all cup finals. At the end of the day, we want to stay in the league next season. That's what it's all about."