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Westley’s warriors have stern opening test


westleyWest Ham United PL2 kick off their  first season in Premier League 2 Division 1 with a home clash against Everton.

The merseysiders became Division 1 champions last season and will proide the perfect test for the Hammers when they go into action at Dagenham and Redbridge’s Chigwell Construction Stadium on Friday 11 August (7pm kick-off).

Terry Westley’s squad start their Checkatrade Trophy campaign at the County Ground against Swindon Town the following Tuesday (7.45pm) before their first London derby against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday 27 August.

Our youngsters then travel to the King Power Stadium to face Leicester City a week later. Their first of three league matches at London Stadium will be on Sunday 15 September against Manchester United.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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