Nathan Trott and his West Ham Unitedís teammates returned to pre-season training on Monday ahead of a busy period of preparation for the new campaign.
Trott and his Under 23 teammates face a busy month as they gear up for a second season of Premier League 2 Division 1 football.
First up for them is the short hop to Dagenham & Redbridge on Friday July 13th, when the National League side will provide a stern test for the Clubís youngsters.
Next, West Ham head to Slovakia for a training camp, where they will also take on MFK Zemplin Michalovce on Tuesday July 17th, and FC VSS Kosice four days later.
The domestic friendlies resume on Tuesday July 24th with a training ground match against National League side Salford City, before July closes with tests against another National League outfit in the shape of Barnet (Saturday July 27th) and newly-promoted National League South team Billericay Town on Tuesday July 31st.