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Premier League: West Ham move to new training ground early to try and ease injury woes


West Ham will move to their new training ground months ahead of schedule as they attempt to combat a growing injury list.

This week alone Winston Reid and Victor Moses have been ruled out, joining key players such as Dimitri Payet, Diafra Sakho and Manuel Lanzini in the treatment room. 

The Rush Green site, part of the club's move to the Olympic Stadium next season, is unfinished but the pitches are in use and they will begin training there from Monday.

"The Chadwell Heath pitches are soft on top but hard underneath, which is the worst combination," said Slaven Bilic.

"The pitches are better there than here. We can live without the great dressing room, the kitchens and the free area for now."

The Hammers were due to relocate to their new Rush Green HQ, where they currently play under-21 games, at the start of next season.

But Bilic said they "can't continue to risk" using the pitches at their current Chadwell Heath base.

West Ham are currently seventh in the Premier League and take on Stoke at the weekend, knowing a win could potentially take them into a European spot.

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