Upson close to comeback
By Chris Stanton
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
West Ham are hopeful of having Matthew Upson in tow for their match at Charlton.
West Ham are hopeful of having Matthew Upson in tow for Saturday's 'six-pointer' against Charlton.
Upson picked up a calf injury just 30 minutes into his Hammers debut at Aston Villa earlier this month but is expected to return to full training later this week.
Providing Upson shows no reaction to the injury, Alan Curbishley could have the £6million signing from Birmingham in his team to face the manager's former club in a potentially pivotal clash at the bottom of the Premiership.
Another transfer window signing, Lucas Neill, has also been beset by injury, but Hammers physio Steve Allen revealed the Australian is making progress with his knee injury - though Saturday's match could come too soon for the player.
"Lucas Neill is progressing well following his ankle and knee injuries," said Allen on West Ham's official website.
"Matty Upson is progressing okay and we're hopeful he'll return to full training this week. James Collins and Lee Bowyer are both back in full training."