West Ham United's Under-18 squad left no stone unturned in their preparations for their FA Youth Cup fourth-round tie against Brighton and Hove Albion.

Academy Director Tony Carr and U18s coach Nick Haycock put the players through their paces in a specially-arranged training session at the Boleyn Ground ahead of the match.

The Hammers play host to the Seagulls after overcoming Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-2 at Molineux in the third around and will be confident of overcoming Danny Hinshelwood's side and reaching the last-16. The official website was on hand to capture exclusive images as the squad made their final preparations for the big game.

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Nick Haycock got his point across at the start of the session

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It was not long until the players got down to business on the pitch

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Jake Larkins worked closely with goalkeeper coach Jerome John

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Leo Chambers showed off some silky ball skills...

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...as did first-team squad member Dan Potts

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Elliot Lee is sure to be a big player against the Seagulls

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The session ended with another chat from coach Nick Haycock...

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,,,before sports scientist Greg De Carnys led the stretch-off