Manager David Moyes says West Ham United’s Miami training camp will prepare the squad for the Premier League run-in.
The Hammers have travelled to Florida and will train every day this week, taking part in a spinning session on Monday before taking to the pitch for the first time on Tuesday morning.
Without a fixture until the visit of Southampton to London Stadium on 31 March, Moyes is keen to get his squad in the best possible shape for West Ham’s eight remaining Premier League matches.
We’re hoping that the time away can be really useful for the squad and all the staff as we look to end the season really strongly
“This break in games gives us the chance to come to train in a different environment and one which we believe will be hugely beneficial to the players,” said Moyes, whose players will train in temperatures of around 25C (77F) throughout the week.
“We’ve had a long, intense winter period with a lot of matches – 13 since the turn of the year – and little time to rest and recover, so while this trip will offer us the chance to work the lads in testing temperatures on the pitch, it also gives them time to get fully prepared for our important run-in.
“We’re hoping that the time away can be really useful for the squad and all the staff as we look to end the season really strongly. With everyone all together, the already-strong team spirit within the group is going to grow and that can only be a good thing ahead of our eight huge matches left in the Premier League.”
Nineteen players have made the trip to the United States, led by captain Mark Noble, while the likes of Pedro Obiang, Winston Reid, Sam Byram and Edmilson Fernandes have remained at Rush Green to continue their rehabilitation from knee and ankle injuries respectively.