West Ham hasten training ground move as Slaven Bilic aims to reduce injuries

• ‘Chadwell Heath pitches are slippery on top but rock hard underneath’
• Squad to train at Rush Green from next week after injury list lengthens

Slaven Bilic has reacted to West Ham United’s injury crisis by accelerating their move to a new training ground, with the recent spate of muscle problems being blamed on the “rock-hard” pitches at the club’s current site in Chadwell Heath.

Although Rush Green will not be completely ready for West Ham’s arrival until the beginning of next season, Bilic’s patience was stretched to breaking point when Winston Reid sustained a hamstring injury in training on Wednesday, and the manager has decided the first team will train there from Monday. Four players have suffered muscle injuries in the past month and Bilic’s concerns about the facilities at Chadwell Heath were supported by the former West Ham winger Matthew Etherington, who believes the pitches are too hard.

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