U18s training gallery
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.
Nick Haycock got his point across at the start of the session
It was not long until the players got down to business on the pitch
Jake Larkins worked closely with goalkeeper coach Jerome John
Leo Chambers showed off some silky ball skills...
...as did first-team squad member Dan Potts
Elliot Lee is sure to be a big player against the Seagulls
The session ended with another chat from coach Nick Haycock...
,,,before sports scientist Greg De Carnys led the stretch-off