Two more join squad

Mark Noble and James Tomkins were training again with their West Ham United team-mates on Tuesday after flying into Austria later than the rest of the squad.

The pair landed in Graz on Sunday afternoon and drove straight to join the rest of the squad, who were making the most of their first free evening by hitting the go-karting track. But after the time-out on Sunday, it was straight back to work for the pair on Monday as they warmed-up with the whole squad before joining Kieron Dyer and Georg Grasser for some specialist fitness work with Alex Dyer.

The remaining outfield players split into two groups, with each one taking it in turn to have their mental and physical endurance tested with parachute and sledge runs. The former involves the players doing short sprints with a three-foot wide parachute attached to their backs, while the second is a similar exercise that involves pulling a metal sledge behind them instead of the parachute.

After the strenuous fitness work concluded, the groups moved on to some small-area keep-ball exercises before Gianfranco Zola, Steve Clarke and Kevin Keen took over for the two main drills of the two-hour session.

The first drill involved a simple one-on-one exercise where the players took it in turns to try to score past one of the goalkeepers with only one of their team-mates standing in their way. This threw up some intriguing duels such as Scott Parker versus Josh Payne, Savio against Julien Faubert, Luis Jimenez against James Collins and Junior Stanislas against Matthew Upson. Stanislas, Savio and Anthony Edgar caught the eye while attacking and Payne, Parker and Ilunga impressed while filling in their defensive roles.

The second exercise involved two goals, two goalkeepers and either a two-on-two or three-on-three match that relied on speed, skill and teamwork. Goalkeeping coach Ludo Miklosko enjoyed a rare run-out between the sticks during the game and did not appear to have lost any of his speed of reaction.

After two hours of gruelling work in the returning summer sunshine, the players set off on their bikes for the hotel, where they took part in a compulsory warm-down in the swimming pool.

The Hammers trained again on Monday evening before a double session on Tuesday in preparation for Wednesday's game with Bursaspor in Bad Radkersburg. will have full coverage of the game with live text updates, while WHUTV will have highlights and reaction after the game has finished. Kick-off is at 5pm GMT.