Busy day at Chadwell Heath

Mido and Benni McCarthy have got straight down to business at Chadwell Heath after being unveiled as West Ham United players on Tuesday morning.

The new strikers were all smiles as they were joined by manager Gianfranco Zola for a special photo-call before training, although the wet and windy weather meant no one was standing around for too long. The duo then joined the rest of the squad in the indoor hall for injury prevention work before taking to the outdoor pitches.

Mido, who has been given the No11 shirt, and McCarthy, the new No17, then sprinted out behind the manager ready to start. Their presence meant there were five strikers taking part with Carlton Cole, Freddie Sears and Frank Nouble also involved, while Guille Franco worked on his fitness inside with the club's medical staff.

Ilan, the club's third new recruit, was back in France on Tuesday after a whirlwind Monday when he flew into London for the first time to finalise his move. The Brazilian, who left AS Saint-Etienne last month, will join up with his colleagues for the first time later this week as the squad prepare for the Saturday afternoon trip to Burnley.

With Herita Ilunga, Scott Parker and Cole all pushing for starts at the weekend, Kieron Dyer was also training fully once again - meaning plenty of selection dilemmas for Zola and his coaching staff. The squad began their outdoor session with ball work in small groups before splitting into two for passing drills and then attack versus defence routines.

Despite the miserable weather, there was plenty of good humour among the squad with the new recruits quickly settling into their new surroundings. There was also the welcome sight of Luis Boa Morte doing light jogging around the pitch as the squad concluded the session with an eleven-a-side game.