​Following their disappointing 1-0 defeat to arch rivals Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend, Manuel Pellegrini has provided the West Ham United faithful with some much needed good news.


Speaking as quoted by the ​London Evening Standard, Pellegrini hinted that Pedro Obiang could be available for next weekend's meeting with Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.

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"Pedro Obiang I think will be ready, so we will need to be ready to work with the player we have in this moment," he said. 


News regarding the former Spanish Under-21 international will come as welcome relief following a period of injury woes for the ​Hammers. Along with Obiang, Pellegrini was also unable to call upon the services of three of his first team midfielders for the London derby on Saturday, as Carlos Sanchez and ​Jack Wilshere are also sidelined. 


The lack of midfielders available for selection meant that Pellegrini was forced to abandon his favoured 4-3-3 formation at the weekend, opting instead to play Mark Noble and Declan Rice in the midfield. 


West Ham have endured a tumultuous start to the 2018/19 Premier League season. After each of their first four games of the season, the Hammers beat both Everton and Manchester United

in impressive fashion, before being beaten 1-0 by Brighton & Hove Albion and Tottenham Hotspur. 

The Hammers will be hoping to bounce back from these aforementioned defeats when they travel to the King Power Stadium on Saturday evening.