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Assistant physio Simon Webster says the those players that have been out of action for some time are making steady progress - but won't be back for a while.
"We are doing extremely well but the long term ones are obviously going to take some time.
"We are getting there, though, and things are going in the right direction.
"Hopefully with our fortunes changing last weekend it will be healthy for the manager as well.
"A win is a good pick you up as well, so everyone is in good spirits."
Certainly the return of the first choice front pairing helped that and Simon says:
"Fredi needs to carry on strengthening his hamstring up as with any injury.
"You have to carry on with your rehab regime as with any injury; hopefully he will continue to improve."
The player himself has admitted that he came back too soon earlier in the season and adds:
"If the initial treatment is not right and you try and come back early a hamstring can tend to be more vulnerable.
"Hopefully with Fredi things are under control now, and Paolo did very well on Sunday as well."
Less fortunate, though, is Joe Cole, and Simon explains:
"He has played all the games bar the one last week; his foot has not settled down so he is having a complete rest and has got it isolated in a boot to stop his movement.
"He will be in that for a couple of weeks then it is back to rehab.
"We have got a break after this game which gives him time to rest and hopefully get back to full fitness."
Talking of the other players on the road to recovery, he adds:
"Steve Lomas is joining in training as much as he can, and is also continuing his rehab with us in the gym.
"He has been progressing nicely; he is on track for what we consider is his normal course of rehabilitation."
And Glenn Roeder adds:
"He is taking part and training with the lads, but we will not rush him back and risk him breaking down; he is too important to us.
"It will be another six or seven weeks until he is able to be considered for a first team place.
"But the important thing is that we can look forward to seeing Steve in a West Ham shirt again."
Two of the players are in the north having treatment, and Simon adds:
"David James is doing very well and doing some rehab in the hydrotherapy pool in Manchester, along with Ian Pearce, who is doing intense work up there.
"Titi Camara is now in the hands of our fitness people and is going quite well at the moment; it needs to be right before he comes back in, though.
"I'm pleased with his progress but we don't want to push him in too early, so I wouldn't say he'd be playing in the next few weeks.
"Gary Charles has had some slight swelling around the muscle of the hamstring, but that has settled down and hopefully will be fully fit soon.
"Paul Kitson is doing all right after a hamstring and a thigh strain."
Tomas Repka is on the mend although he is suspended anyway, and Simon says:
"Tomas had a couple of days with us but he is fine now and training with the lads."
Scott Minto has a slight thigh strain.
Simon says he is not jealous of watching the players perform, even though his own career was cut short by injury.
"I am enjoying my time at the club in this different capacity.
"I never ever think I could be still playing; I retired because I know I can't do it.
"Yes, I can kick a ball but I couldn't physically compete at that level.
"I never think 'if only' because I think that is the wrong way to go - I have a different role now."
Tomas Repka is suspended and his place is likely to be taken by Rigobert Song.
Paul Kitson is in the squad for the first time this season, having previously been plagued by the aforementioned injury problems.
SQUAD: Hislop, Forrest, Bywater, Schemmel, Song, Foxe, Dailly, Soma, Winterburn, Sinclair, Hutchison, Carrick, Courtois, Di Canio, Kanoute, Defoe, Byrne, Kitson, Garcia, Todorov.