Slaven Bilic outlines West Ham United's players' frustrations over training pitches

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West Ham United are set to move out of Chadwell Heath to try and limit their injury crisis.

Slaven Bilic has told the Daily Star that his West Ham United team have all been complaining about the state of the pitches at their training base at Chadwell Heath.

The Hammers have suffered with a series of injury problems recently, with Winston Reid the latest key player set for a lengthy absence.

And West Ham will now start training at Rush Green, the home of their academy, as they look to ensure that no other players pick up any fitness problems.

"Over the time, players have been moaning about the pitches, they are not happy,” he said.

"We were planning to move next season, at the start, to Rush Green because of the quality of the pitches. I decided on Monday next week, we will go. We can’t continue to risk this much on these kind of pitches.

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

After Reid’s injury, West Ham now have some of their most integral players on the sidelines.

Diafra Sakho, Dimitri Payet, Victor Moses, Enner Valencia and Manuel Lanzini are all currently injured and they may not return until the new year.

That is a serious blow for West Ham, and it leaves Bilic’s options looking very short.

The Hammers have assembled a talented squad at Upton Park, but it is being severely stretched currently.

The Hammers’ next match comes Stoke City, where they will be aiming to pick up their first win in six games.

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