John Carew is hoping to get his West Ham career back on track and declare his fitness for the league game against Blackpool on Tuesday night.
Carew has failed to make any impact at Upton Park this season and has fallen way down the pecking order following the arrivals of Nicky Maynard and Ricardo Vaz Te in the January transfer window.
The Norwegian striker has only played 65 minutes of action in 2012 and has only scored two goals following his move to east London last summer.
Carew has even been warned that he risks losing his place in the Norway team by coach Egil Olsen if he doesn’t find another club.
The 32-year-old forward has been troubled by a knee problem but is hoping to resume training and force his way back into first-team contention.
Carew tweeted: “I hope to be back in training end of this week.”