Photos: Mason Holgate and Oumar Niasse in Everton training

Everton hard at work ahead of their weekend match.

Everton's players were pictured hard at work in training as they prepare for this weekend's match against West Ham.

New signing Oumar Niasse was seen chatting to teammate Romelu Lukaku, with the forward looking for his first start after a couple of brief substitute appearances.

Young talent Mason Holgate was also involved. The teenage defender signed from League One side Barnsley last summer and has been playing for the under-21s.

Uruguayan striker Leandro Rodriguez was another who featured, along with veteran Steven Pienaar whose contract runs out this summer.

Everton face an in form side in West Ham at the weekend, who are just one point behind fourth placed Manchester City and are full of confidence after a midweek win over Spurs, while the Toffees had an easier victory against strugglers Aston Villa, but an impressive away win nonetheless.

Everton are in 11th position to West Ham's sixth, but just eight points separate the two sides.

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