West Ham United players and staff have returned to Rush Green for small group training
Players arrived at the training ground already in their training kit
Felipe Anderson was smiling in the sunshine
Manager David Moyes keeps an eye on proceedings
Captain Mark Noble takes a break from training in the Essex sunshine
Pablo Fornals goes through strength and conditioning exercises
The Return to Training Protocol enables squads to train while maintaining social distancing
Felipe Anderson wears protective gloves as he does some strength training
Czech Footballer of the Year Tomas Soucek will be vital to West Ham United when Premier League football returns
Fellow January signing Jarrod Bowen has also hit the ground running in Claret and Blue
Felipe Anderson's attacking threat will also be important to the Hammers over the final nine games of the unique 2019/20 season
Temperatures were in excess of 70F at Rush Green over the Bank Holiday weekend
Mark Noble may be 33, but the captain is still in superb physical condition
The skipper works on his strength, but not before donning a pair of protective gloves
The goalkeepers, including Republic of Ireland international Darren Randolph, are also back in training
The manager keeps an eye on his captain
All training equipment is disinfected by the backroom staff before and after every training session
The players follow social distancing guidelines as they work on their fitness
Robert Snodgrass looks focused as he goes through his exercises
Ryan Fredericks is back in action after recovering from a shoulder injury suffered at Manchester City in February
West Ham United’s first-team squad continued their work at a sun-soaked Rush Green over the Bank Holiday weekend.
The Hammers have been strictly abiding to Phase One of the protocol agreed by the Premier League, all 20 clubs, independent experts and the Government, training in small groups, maintaining social distancing, arriving and departing in their training kit and working with disinfected equipment.
The intense sessions for each group of four to five players are being led by David Moyes and his coaching staff Alan Irvine, Kevin Nolan, Paul Nevin and Xavi Valero, following warm-ups conducted by fitness coach Josh Ewens.
Working practices will only be extended when the Government give their permission to do so. In the meantime, the Club, its medical and operations team has put many measures in place that go above and beyond the Government and Premier League recommendations to ensure that Rush Green can be as safe as it can possibly be, including health screening and temperature tents for players and staff - including Club Photographer Arfa Griffiths - upon entry.