Photos: West Ham players train in Dubai ahead of vital matches

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West Ham United's players have been taking part in training in new surroundings.

West Ham United’s players have been photographed taking part in their warm weather training in Dubai.

The pictures were published by the Hammers’ official Twitter account and they showed the likes of Cheikhou Kouyate, Guy Demel, Mark Noble and Matt Jarvis being put through their paces.

West Ham have taken the opportunity of a free weekend to travel to Dubai, with the FA Cup quarter-finals allowing a number of clubs to take stock before the business-end of the season.

Along with the usual faces, there was also a surprise in the guise of former West Ham striker Freddie Kanoute but it is up to the current crop of Hammers stars to ensure they end the campaign in the best possible vein.

Sam Allardyce’s side have impressed for much of the season, but a poor run of form has seen them drop to 10th in the Premier League after defeats against Liverpool, Crystal Palace and Chelsea and some disappointing draws.

West Ham’s next match is away to Arsenal and Allardyce will surely be hoping the change of scene has allowed his side to refocus and get back to winning ways.

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