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West Ham United’s Bilic rules Diafra Sakho out of Brighton and Hove Albion game

17:57 BST 20/10/2017
Diafra Sakho
The Hammers boss confirmed that the 27-year-old has been ruled out of their Premier League game against the Seagulls after suffering a back pain

West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic has disclosed that Diafra Sakho will miss their crucial encounter against Brighton and Hove Albion on Friday night.

Bilic stated that the Senegal international is ruled out of the game at the Olympic Stadium owing to a back injury he picked up against Burnley last weekend.

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Sakho was a second half substitute for Chicharito in the Hammers 1-1 draw at the Turf Moor and the boss has assured of a possible return when West Ham United visit Wembley for their English League Cup fixture against Tottenham Spurs on Wednesday.

“We have a couple that are out because of injury,” Bilic told club website.

“James Collins is out for a matter of days and Sakho has back pain. He didn’t train since Burnley so he’s out of Friday’s game.

"They [Sakho and Collins] could both be back for the Spurs game."

Sakho has scored just a goal in seven league outings for the Hammers who are placed 15th in the English top-flight log with eight points from eight games.