Hammers U23s touch down in Slovakia
West Ham United U23s have arrived in Slovakia as the Academy stars begin their preparations for the 2019/20 campaign.
Led by coach Steve Potts, the young Hammers touched down in in the city of Kosice in east Slovakia on Monday morning, before making their way for the first training session of the week later in the day.
The Premier League 2 Division 2 side were put through their paces in the warm afternoon climate under Potts’ watchful eye ahead of a friendly clash with FK Kosice on Tuesday.
The side enjoyed a hard-working and productive session, complete with ball work, close control and mini-matches at the end.
It is the second consecutive season that the U23s have enjoyed a pre-season camp in Slovakia, having visited the same area last summer.
The travelling group features the likes of Reece Oxford, Marcus Browne, Nathan Holland and Joseph Anang, fresh from their two-week stint in Manuel Pellegrini’s first team at a training camp in Switzerland.
Having played FK Kosice on Tuesday, Steve Potts’ Hammers will also take on FK Humenne on Saturday afternoon.
U23s squad: Sean Adarkwa, Oladapo Afolayan, Ajibola Alese, Joseph Anang, Kristijan Belic, Bernardo Rosa, Marcus Browne, Conor Coventry, Amadou Diallo, Mesa Dju, Reece Hannam, Krisztian Hegyi, Nathan Holland, Dan Kemp, Alfie Lewis, Emmanuel Longelo, Jeremy Ngakia, Reece Oxford, Joe Powell, Anthony Scully, Louie Watson