After the announcement of a trip to Parkhead to take on Celtic, West Ham have confirmed a further three more friendly matches ahead of the 2021-22 season.
Following a fine Premier League campaign that saw the Hammers end in 6th place and secure European football next term, David Moyes has opted for a similar pre-season to the summer of 2020.
Ahead of the new campaign, Moyes will once again return with his squad to St Andrew’s in Scotland for a week-long training camp in early July before four pre-season matches.
The friendly fixtures will begin on Tuesday, July 13 with the Hammers squad split in two for a double-header against Northampton and Leyton Orient, with both games kicking off at 7pm.
West Ham will then travel to the Madjeski Stadium to take on Championship outfit Reading on Wednesday, July 21, for another 7pm kick-off.
The final pre-season friendly announced to date sees Moyes return to his boyhood club Celtic on Saturday, July 24, at 3pm.
West Ham have confirmed that should government restrictions allow there will be an allocation of tickets available to traveling fans for all four pre-season matches.
The return to St Andrew’s sees Moyes attempting to recreate the environment and atmosphere in his squad that benefitted the team so well over the course of last season.
Moyes has credited the trip to Scotland with helping form a strong bond in the camp and provided them an excellent base from which to base their success of the past 12 months.
The new Premier League campaign gets underway on August 14 and West Ham’s Europa League adventure begins on September 16, and will last until at least the final group game on December 9.
Source by Football London