U23s travel to Slovakia for pre-season training camp

West Ham u23s Kosice Tour 2018

West Ham United U23s will travel to Slovakia on Monday morning for a two-game pre-season training camp led by new head coach Dmitri Halajko.

The Hammers will be based in the centre of Kosice for the second consecutive season as they continue to prepare for the upcoming Premier League 2 campaign.

The first friendly will take place on Tuesday (16 July) at 6pm (local time) against local side FK Kosice.

Last year, the two sides met in Slovakia with West Ham running out 1-0 winners thanks to Anthony Scully's penalty.

The second game of the tour will take place on Saturday (20 July) at 4:30pm (local time) against FK Humenne. The squad will then return to east London on Sunday.

Throughout the week, the U23s will be using the stadium of FK Kosice for training during the tour and will also have sessions at the local gym and swimming facilities.

Confirmation of the travelling squad will be given next week, with a number of the players who went to Switzerland with the first team set to feature.

Following the tour, the U23’s will face Dagenham and Redbridge, Reading U23s (behind closed doors) and Anderlecht before the new campaign.