West Ham have returned to the capital following an early pre-season trip to St Andrews.

David Moyes’ side were put through their paces on the east coast of Scotland in what has been described as a very successful first week of pre-season, with everyone at the club hungry to kick on after another very positive campaign the last time out.

Billy McKinlay, a first team coach, has told the clubs Official Website that returning to our regular starting off point in Scotland was a great experience and has got the players ready to push on in preparation for another big season for the club.

“We love coming up here in this environment, it suits us well so it’s been a great week,” said McKinlay.

“We’ve started pre-season here for the last three years now and we’re always looked after really well. The facilities are fantastic and that’s the most important thing for getting the work into the lads.

We’ve had a brilliant few seasons and did really well last year – in the end we were probably slightly disappointed that we didn’t quite get what we wanted at the end of that.

“We’re hungry to go again and we want to keep progressing and building on the foundations from the past couple of years.”

Our Irons kick off our pre-season fixtures on Friday, with a visit to Geneva when we face Servette at Stade de Genève, with the kick off at 5pm.