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Hammers pre-season fixtures takes shape under Lopetegui

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West Ham United will head to Vanarama National League side Dagenham & Redbridge for a pre-season match on Saturday 20 July.

Julen Lopetegui will take his Hammers side to Chigwell Construction Stadium – a ground which also serves as the home of West Ham United’s women’s team – for a 3pm BST kick-off.

Following the trip to Dagenham, Lopetegui’s men will then head to the United States for the Sunshine State Tour. There, the Hammers will face Wolverhampton Wanderers in Jacksonville on Saturday 27 July, before going head-to-head with London rivals Crystal Palace in Tampa a week later.

On the Hammers return West Ham are set for a return of the Betway Cup with a pre-season friendly at the London Stadium on Saturday 10 August, a week before the Premier League season kicks off.

A top European side is being lined up for opposition but as yet to be confirmed.

In advance of the Dagenham and Redbridge friendly Julen Lopetegui is likely to take his squad on a spot of warm weather training at a summer camp.

With the previous season finishing 19 May Premier League footballers are entitled to a full five weeks of holiday meaning those not on International duty will all report back for duty by 1 July when the new head coach’s contract officially starts.

West Ham’s head coach likes to take his teams to the Algarve, Portugal pre-season for 10 days of warm weather training. He took both his Wolves and Seville team to the Algarve in early July. With Wolves he played pre-season friendlies with Vitoria SC & SC Farense behind closed doors. The summer camp of choice for football team in the Algarve is the Quinta do Lago Golf and Sports Resort.

Algarve is not the only destination for Lopetegui’s warm weather camps as he also likes to take his teams to Marbella in his native Spain for a spot of training in the sun too. Marbella Football Center is favored by a number of football clubs and Lopetegui took Wolves there for a 10-day warm weather training camp in December 2022.

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  • Kenneth Bridges says:

    We shall do well this seasons premier league new manager and whoever going to play for us. I used to stand in the North bank I have been a Westham supporter since the early seventies and watched them play in both cup final. I am now have a bad heart and had a tripple bypass and confined to my armchair in West Yorkshire.

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