Pellegrini gets all catty over Wilshere injury reports

Matt Stead

West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini has refused to rule Jack Wilshere out of his plans this season.

There are fears that the former Arsenal midfielder’s campaign could be over as he continues to battle ankle problems.

The 27-year-old has made just one brief substitute appearance since September and there is still no comeback in sight.

However, when asked if he could confirm Wilshere would be out for the season, Pellegrini said: “No, because I’m not a doctor.

“We must wait for Jack when he comes back and see how he feels. Those are all rumours, we cannot confirm 100 per cent.

“He’s just been resting for a couple of months so it will not be easy for him to recover his best shape as a player, but the important thing for me is that he must feel that he is OK, and has no pain in his ankle.

“After that, we will see what happens with him.”