JACK COLLISON made his long-awaited return from injury in the Hammers’ 1-0 win over Stoke on Saturday.

The young midfielder suffered a dislocated kneecap at Wigan Athletic on March 4, but he made his comeback in the 82nd minute at the weekend.

Collison insisted it feels good to be back. “It was just nice to be around the boys and be part of it. Although I only got 10 minutes on the pitch, it was a great feeling going out there.”

Meanwhile, striker Carlton Cole is expected to return to training this week, following injury.