Pre-season taking shape

West Ham United are pleased to confirm the club's invitation to compete in the prestigious pre-season Uhren Cup in Switzerland.

West Ham have been asked to take part in the four-team Uhren Cup between 8-13 July, with Swiss Super League clubs BSC Young Boys and FC Basel and German Bundesliga side Hertha BSC also involved.

FC Basel are favourites to take the Super League title when the final round of fixtures takes place on Wednesday evening, while Young Boys sit third in the table. Hertha are back in the Bundesliga next season after winning the 2.Bundesliga title by nine points this term.

Young Boys and Hertha will kick-off the competition on Friday 8 July before West Ham are due to take on Young Boys and Basel face Hertha on Monday 11 July. The tournament is set to close with the Hammers' up against Basel on Wednesday 13 July.

A special friendly match between Swiss side FC Zurich and German champions Borussia Dortmund will also be held on Saturday 9 July.

All five matches will take place at the 15,100-capacity Bruhl Stadium in Grenchen as the Uhren Cup celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Among the former winners are Basel, Young Boys, English team Ipswich Town, Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk and German sides VfB Stuttgart and FC Cologne.

West Ham have taken on Basel once before, winning 4-3 during a tour of Switzerland in 1931, while Hertha provided the opposition during a trip to Germany in 1928.

For full details about the Uhren Cup, click here.

Meanwhile, the Hammers are due to take on Wycombe Wanderers at Adams Park at 3pm on Saturday 23 July and then make the short journey to Dagenham & Redbridge for a 7.45pm kick-off on Tuesday 26 July.

Wycombe have just been promoted to League One while the Daggers have been relegated to League Two. Both matches will be valuable warm-up before the provisional home friendly at the Boleyn Ground over the last weekend in July.

Fans should keep an eye on over the coming weeks for further fixture information as and when matches are arranged and confirmed.