West Ham United have made some major upgrades to their Rush Green training facilities.

West Ham switched to Rush Green from Chadwell Heath a couple of years ago.

But fans have been less than impressed with what they have seen since.

While their Premier League rivals boast top class, multi-million pound training centres, West Ham’s has been ridiculed by supporters.

Photo by Arfa Griffiths West Ham United FC via Getty Images

Life’s a pitch at Rush Green

Over the last couple of season various images have emerged online leaving people less than impressed.

Some showing astroturf laid in hallways for training exercises and an infamous image of towels blocking out the sun in windows.

Fans have felt the pitches at the Rush Green – and Chadwell Heath before it – were to blame for the club’s seemingly perennial injury crisis.

But now West Ham co-owner David Gold has revealed the club has finally made some important improvements.

Photo by Alex Broadway Getty Images

David Gold reveals host of major improvements

And most importantly the players are happy with the changes.

“Spent some time at Rush Green today, saw a number of improvements,” Gold said on Twitter.

“Training pitches are the same specification as the London stadium pitches and the gym has had a major overhaul the players love the facility.”

As well as ripping up and laying new pitches to match their home ground it appears the club have also refurbished the player’s canteen area.

Pictures posted by West Ham’s Twitter account showed before and after shots.

Photo by Arfa Griffiths West Ham United FC via Getty Images

Before and after pictures show changes

And it is fair to say the changes were desperately needed.

Manuel Pellegrini will be hoping it makes a difference to his side’s injury problems as the new season looms large.

Have something to tell us about this article?
Let us know

More in Premier League

Close