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The boys are back in town – Hammers report for duty

West Ham players reported back for duty today (Sunday) at Rush Green ahead of their pre-season campaign.

Angelo Ogbonna, Michail Antonio, Arthur Masuaku, Aaron Cresswell, Issa Diop, Said Benrahma, and Craig Dawson were all seen in the official traditional car park video with U23 players Conor Coventry and Mipo Odeubeko also seen walking towards to the training facility.

Łukasz Fabiański, Manuel Lanzini and Kurt Zouma were also caught on camera in photos published by the club.

International players will get extra time off to compensate for their national duty after the season end.

Those present underwent electrocardiogram and echocardiogram tests to check on the health of their hearts, had their height, weight and body fat measured and sat down at a computer to take a Sport Concussion Assessment Tool (SCAT) test.

The players also had their range of motion in their joints and flexibility of their muscles tested before joining the sports science team to set their data benchmarks for the season ahead and ending their first day back ended with a 1km time trial.

The squad will travel to Scotland on Monday for a five-day training camp in St Andrews – the same venue manager David Moyes has taken his squad in both 2020 and 2021 – before heading to France for a week-long camp in Évian-les-Bains and the opening pre-season match at Swiss Super League club Servette on Friday 8 July.

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A number of under 23 players will be joining those first-teamers who are back in time to make the trip up north.

2022/23 Pre-season fixtures

Servette v West Ham United, There,ève, Friday 8 July, 6pm (local time)
Ipswich Town v West Ham United, Portman Road, Tuesday 12 July, 7pm
Boreham Wood v West Ham United, Meadow Park, Tuesday 12 July, 7pm
Reading v West Ham United, Select Car Leasing Stadium, Saturday 16 July, 3pm
Rangers v West Ham United, Ibrox Stadium, Tuesday 19 July, 7.45pm
Luton Town v West Ham United, Kenilworth Road, Saturday 23 July, 3pm

RC Lens v West Ham United- Estadio Bollaert-Delelis, Saturday 30th July, 6.15pm (local time)

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

2 comments on “The boys are back in town – Hammers report for duty

  1. Why in the name of mercy are we bothering to train Arthur??

    Mr Moyes should be asked to justify his inclusion not only to the Board, but to the fans in a clear clarifying statement. We need to know why the Club want to waste money on a Player who barely played a game last season.

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