Wednesday 04 Aug
Updated Wednesday 04 Aug 11:23
First Team

In Pictures: Hammers working hard ahead of return to London Stadium

The West Ham United squad prepare for another session in the Surrey sunshine
The West Ham United squad prepare for another session in the Surrey sunshine
New signing Alphonse Areola steps up his warm up
New signing Alphonse Areola steps up his warm up
Every player who featured at UEFA Euro 2020 is back training in Claret and Blue
Every player who featured at UEFA Euro 2020 is back training in Claret and Blue
England midfielder Declan Rice is in his first week of training after his delayed return
England midfielder Declan Rice is in his first week of training after his delayed return
Academy of Football product Conor Coventry has enjoyed a strong pre-season thus far
Academy of Football product Conor Coventry has enjoyed a strong pre-season thus far
Lukasz Fabianski launches the ball
Lukasz Fabianski launches the ball
Manuel Lanzini puts in the hard yards
Manuel Lanzini puts in the hard yards
Coventry leaps to clear the hurdles!
Coventry leaps to clear the hurdles!
Andriy Yarmolenko was another Hammer who enjoyed a fine Euro 2020 tournament
Andriy Yarmolenko was another Hammer who enjoyed a fine Euro 2020 tournament
Areola could be in line to make his West Ham debut at London Stadium on Saturday
Areola could be in line to make his West Ham debut at London Stadium on Saturday
It's not pre-season without a bit of running!
It's not pre-season without a bit of running!
Captain Mark Noble is entering his final season as a West Ham player
Captain Mark Noble is entering his final season as a West Ham player
Manager David Moyes watches on
Manager David Moyes watches on
Ben Johnson goes for goal in a finishing exercise
Ben Johnson goes for goal in a finishing exercise
Tomáš Souček celebrates hitting the back of the net with Said Benrahma
Tomáš Souček celebrates hitting the back of the net with Said Benrahma
The Algerian winger hit a superb winning goal against Brentford on Saturday
The Algerian winger hit a superb winning goal against Brentford on Saturday
Pablo Fornals found the bottom corner with this incisive effort
Pablo Fornals found the bottom corner with this incisive effort
Craig Dawson went with the laces!
Craig Dawson went with the laces!
Benrahma gets on the ball
Benrahma gets on the ball
In a rematch of their recent Euro 2020 encounter, England's Rice and Czech Republic's Souček vie for possession!
In a rematch of their recent Euro 2020 encounter, England's Rice and Czech Republic's Souček vie for possession!
The West Ham United squad prepare for another session in the Surrey sunshine 1
New signing Alphonse Areola steps up his warm up 2
Every player who featured at UEFA Euro 2020 is back training in Claret and Blue 3
England midfielder Declan Rice is in his first week of training after his delayed return 4
Academy of Football product Conor Coventry has enjoyed a strong pre-season thus far 5
Lukasz Fabianski launches the ball 6
Manuel Lanzini puts in the hard yards 7
Coventry leaps to clear the hurdles! 8
Andriy Yarmolenko was another Hammer who enjoyed a fine Euro 2020 tournament 9
Areola could be in line to make his West Ham debut at London Stadium on Saturday 10
It's not pre-season without a bit of running! 11
Captain Mark Noble is entering his final season as a West Ham player 12
Manager David Moyes watches on 13
Ben Johnson goes for goal in a finishing exercise 14
Tomáš Souček celebrates hitting the back of the net with Said Benrahma 15
The Algerian winger hit a superb winning goal against Brentford on Saturday 16
Pablo Fornals found the bottom corner with this incisive effort 17
Craig Dawson went with the laces! 18
Benrahma gets on the ball 19
In a rematch of their recent Euro 2020 encounter, England's Rice and Czech Republic's Souček vie for possession! 20

 

West Ham United’s first-team squad are continuing to put in the hard yards ahead of their return to London Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

David Moyes' group were bolstered this week by the return to training of Declan Rice, the final Hammer to come back from holiday following his successful UEFA Euro 2020 tournament.

Reunited in their entirety, the Irons have been training in the impressive surroundings of Pennyhill Park Hotel & Spa, building up to Saturday's final pre-season match: the exciting Betway Cup fixture at home to Atalanta.

Atalanta have become one of Europe's most entertaining and free-scoring teams in recent seasons, finishing as Serie A's top scorers in each of the last three seasons, so an entertaining game is sure to lie in wait, witnessed by tens of thousands of Hammers returning to London Stadium for the first time as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted by the Government.

Both West Ham and Atalanta have qualified for Europe for this season, with the Hammers going straight into the UEFA Europa League group stage for the first time, and the Serie A side qualifying for the UEFA Champions League for the third year in a row.

The Betway Cup kicks off this Saturday 7 August at 3pm and tickets are on General Sale now, with prices starting at just £15 for Adults and £5 for Kids!