The Hammers go into their first pre season friendly against Sturm Graz in Austria at 5.30 pm this afternoon.
In fact to be strictly correct we will be turning out against a Sturm Graz Development team so it will be interesting to see what sort of approach Slaven Bilic takes towards the game.
He has named his squad and many will be hoping – including us – that Toni Martinez gets an outing and that Ashley Fletcher too gets plenty of game time.
Here’s the squad and we assume that most of those named will get some sort of run out:
Randolph, Adrian, Anang, Byram, Zabaleta, Cresswell, Masuaku, Collins, Ogbonna, Burke, Rice, Makasi, Kouyate, Lanzini, Feghouli, Snodgrass, Obiang, Noble, Fernandes, Cullen, Holland, Ayew, Fletcher, Martinez.
The match kicks off in Bad Tatzmannsdorf at 5.30 pm
Let’s hope Martinez does enough to avoid being sent out on loan.
It’ll be interesting to see if Feghouli gets any playing time too.
Agree Marko on Toni and Feghouli.
. Hope he plays most youngsters bc if we don’t get a CB even I’d we do we need Rice with only 4 CBs and 2 injury prone. Toni was great buy for £2.4m at only 18 wqa great in PL2 honestly hope he get the go ahead before Fletcher bc I think he has more of a chance to make it with us. Nothing against Fletch. And Cullins always shows good in preseason him and Burke could go to Botlton but Cullin’s would be good squad as would Quina who is playing for Portugal now. Have young talent.
Feghouli was great last preseason he actually looked the best of any new players and others. Think he scored first preseason goal. And we got beat by Nasl teams.
Hope Toni gets some goals like u said would like to see him in squad
Did anyone see that Callieri scored two goals in 5 minutes on his Las Palmas debut ? About sums it up even if it is preseason…
Ye Zaza scored 2 goals against us in preseason.
I like Calleri he was scouted by bigger clubs then us and I wish him the best maybe LA Liga is better suited for him. And I actually like Laa Palmas exciting team to watch and beautiful place and weather hope he does well there.
Sometimes its the league or the club or the Manager but just bc a player “flops” doesn’t mean he can’t go elsewhere and be brilliant