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Moyes hails Miami benefits

Filed: Wednesday, 21st March 2018
By: Staff Writer

David Moyes believes that the first team squad's recent trip to Miami will prove beneficial ahead of the final few games of the campaign.

Moyes, speaking upon his return to the UK following a week's warm weather training in the States believes that it was important for the players to recharge their baterries ahead of the final eight matches of the campaign.

And despite drawing some negative headlines for the timing of the trip, which came on the back of three consecutive league defeats in which the team conceded 11 goals, Moyes insisted that it was a valuable opportunity for him to get to know his players better.

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"It was a chance for us all to come together for a bit," Moyes told whufc.com. "We've not really had that long with the players or had the opportunity to get to know them, or for them to get to know us.

"We've only been here for a short time so we weren't desperately in need of a break. But the player haven't had a break since the start of July so I felt it was right fore them to get away for a bit.

"It was good for the staff as well, beacuse some of the staff have been here since the start of the season. We trained hard, the players will tell you they worked hard. They had a bit of time in the afternoon, some played golf, some went fishing and some sat at the pool. All in all, it was good."

Moyes also confirmed that he was looking forward to getting back to being on the sidelines when the Hammers face Dagenham tonight, in a friendly designed to raise funds for the cash-stricken Essex club.

"They’re our closest neighbours and in the football community you sometimes have to give a little bit back as well," he added. "With us being 'big brother', if you want to call it that, I felt that we should go to Dagenham and try to help them out financially.

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"If they can get a bit of a crowd and some money from it, great. Otherwise we may have taken a game somewhere else, so it’s actually fitted in quite nicely for us because, with having no game for three weeks, it means we’ll go there and give some players some minutes.

"All the players who are not on international duty will play some time in the game, so we’ll try and give them a run around for a little while."

To listen to the full interview with Moyes, visit whufc.com.

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