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Slaven Bilic: Injury and fitness update on Dimitri Payet and Manuel Lanzini ahead of Watford


West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic has confirmed that attacking midfielder Dimitri Payet will be in squad to face Watford on Saturday.

The Frenchman will probably start on the bench after featuring twice for the French national team.

The Hammers are in desperate need of a win after enduring a very disappointing start to the season in which they also failed to reach the group stage of the Europa League.

"After the international break we will have training with the full squad for the first time as they are all back now," Bilic told reporters.

"The rest of the guys who have not been involved in international duty have been training for the last couple of weeks and we have to wait for today's training, but we should have some of the injured players back.

"Manuel Lanzini is back and came on against Manchester City. He is fully fit and all the players who came back from their countries have not reported any injuries. A few of them should be involved in the game against Watford.

"He [Dimitri Payet] has not played for us since the opening game against Chelsea but he played 45 minutes for France in a friendly against Italy and then came on against Belarus.

"We will see how he is but he will definitely be in the squad. I am expecting him to be fit and ready and he will start the game."

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