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Hammers in training . Image courtesy of www.whufc.com

West Ham United’s first-team squad have been stepping up their training under the mini heatwave as the countdownto the resumption starts.

Following the Premier League clubs’ unanimous vote to move to Stage Two of the Return to Training Protocol last week, meaning players at all 20 Premier League clubs are able to work together as a full group, while still minimising any unnecessary close contact.

The Hammers are able to work on the pitches as a fuller squad, while some members of David Moyes’ squad continue to work to individually tailored programmes.

www.whufc.com declares that the Club, its medical and operations team have put many measures in place that go above and beyond the Government and Premier League recommendations to ensure that Rush Green can be as safe as it can possibly be, including health screening and temperature tents for players and staff upon entry at Rush Green, disinfecting of training equipment and footballs, and players arriving and departing in their own kit.

ClaretandHugh says: To be honest it still all feels a bit of unreal. At a time when groups of six only are allowed to meet outside, that 22 footballers should be kicking balls in competitive action in from of around 200-300 others seems more than a bit contradictory. On the other hand the return of the Bundesliga has thus gone to plan so we will keep all fingers crossed and trust that it goes as well here. Everything we’ve heard, as mentioned previously on the site, is that Rush Green is about as secure as could possibly be and we have heard no reports of any players having been suffering from Covid 19. As a site CandH has always believed a resumption is not advisable but we must all now just pray to God that all goes well and that this appalling virus isn’t spread.




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