Hammers touch down in Germany

West Ham United have landed in Germany for the beginning of their eleven-day pre-season tour.

Fresh from Tuesday night's 2-1 victory at League One side Colchester United, Sam Allardyce's men boarded a morning flight from Heathrow to Frankfurt for the next stage of their pre-season preparations.

The Hammers will first stay in Mainz, where they are due to face Bundesliga outfit FSV Mainz in a pre-season match on Saturday.


That fixture is one of three to be played on the tour - all against top-flight Bundesliga opposition.

Following the meeting with Mainz on Saturday, the Hammers travel north to Flensburg, right on the German-Danish border, for a fixture against Hamburger SV on Tuesday.

Following a transfer to central Germany, the tour concludes with a match against newly-promoted Eintracht Braunschweig on Saturday 27 July.

Shortly after arriving at their Mainz hotel on Wednesday afternoon, the Hammers squad were put through their paces in a training session.

whufc.com and West Ham TV will be bringing you all the latest news exclusively from the tour. Check back later for pictures and reaction following the first training session.