Jack Collison
Collison played four times on loan at AFC Bournemouth.

West Ham United midfielder Jack Collison is hoping to continue his return to full fitness following a knee injury with a second loan spell at AFC Bournemouth.

Collison has returned to east London from a 28-day loan spell at Dean Court where he started four times including the weekend defeat to Leicester City.

The Wales international spent seven months out with a knee problem and has played just three times for West Ham this season.

Having returned on the eve of West Ham's League Cup tie against Burnley, Collison - who has started the previous wins over Cheltenham Town and Cardiff City - is in contention to feature against Burnley at Turf Moor.

With just seven minutes worth of Premier League action this term the 25 year old is unlikely to remain at Upton Park with manager Sam Allardyce eager to see the ex-Peterborough United and Cambridge United youngster return to full fitness.

"I will be looking to play in the League Cup tie and then see where I am after that," Collison told The Daily Echo. "I would like to force my way into the West Ham team but if it's not to be, it's not to be.

"I have had a fantastic time here and would definitely be open to coming back and trying to improve on what I did. The philosophy of the management team and the way the team plays suits me.

"The training has been magnificent and you can see from the effort and enthusiasm they put that this club is only going one way."

Despite being regularly praised by manager Eddie Howe, Collison was part of a winning Bournemouth team only once during his four-game spell; the 5-2 victory over Millwall.

In between, the Cherries have suffered defeat to Leeds in Collison's first game before a draw with Nottingham Forest and Saturday's loss at Leicester.

Howe had made no secret of his desire to see Collison join for a second spell in the loan window, which ends on 28 November.