Mediawatch - 20 March


As the newspapers continue to analyse Saturday's defeat to Leicester City, there is one good piece of news to emerge - as one of our strikers is set to resume training today.

That striker is Diafra Sakho, who has been missing with a back problem since he scored in November's 1-1 Premier League draw against Manchester United.

However, this report on Sky Sports says he will train with the Hammers' under-23 squad from today, and is due to step up to full training with the first team in early April should he come through unscathed.

Unfortunately, Michail Antonio will be unable to train today - where he was due to link-up with England at St George's Park ahead of their matches against Germany and Lithuania.

The Hammers' No30 was hoping to make his Three Lions debut this week, but will have to wait due to a hamstring injury, as confirmed in the Independent.

Meanwhile, the focus on Saturday's 3-2 loss to the in-form Foxes falls on the Joint-Chairman David Sullivan, who says in this Sky Sports piece that West Ham need to improve following the international break.

He says: "I think all we can do after Saturday's defeat is say sorry to the supporters.

"To be 2-0 down after seven minutes of any football match, be it in the Premier League or in your local Sunday League, makes it very difficult to get a positive result.

"The next few games now become vital for our season. We go to Hull City, then to Arsenal, before we welcome Swansea City to London Stadium."