David Moyes to take West Ham players on Florida training camp
By Lyall Thomas
Last Updated: 11/03/18 9:29am
David Moyes is taking his West Ham players on a warm-weather training camp in Florida following Saturday's ugly scenes at the London Stadium.
The relegation-threatened Hammers, without a game for three weeks, had planned to spend five days in the USA and Moyes says that will not change despite fan protests erupting during a dismal 3-0 home defeat to Burnley.
Captain Mark Noble told Sky Sports the players were feeling the weight of the difficult atmosphere and Moyes is hoping the trip can rejuvenate a team that has lost three consecutive Premier League games.
"The players have had a really long time. I'm taking them away," he said.
"We're going away to Florida for five days. This [is a] three-week break, if there was ever a time, this was going to be it.
"On the back of [the Burnley loss], are we allowed to? No. Am I doing it? Yeah, because I believe it's the right thing for the players.
"I believe we've now got eight games to go, and it doesn't change, we're not in the bottom three, we're out of it, and we're going to try and win as many games as we can."
The players will take part in a light training session on Monday in Florida before full sessions the following three days. They will then finish up with a training session on the beach on Friday before flying home.
West Ham have been knocked out of the FA Cup so have seen their Premier League game against Manchester United postponed before the following week's international break.
Their next match takes place on March 31 at home to fellow strugglers Southampton.