Hammers set for Dundee friendly

Kacper Wilkins
Kacper Wilkins
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The opposition – Dundee

Dundee are back in the Scottish top flight in 2021/22, having been promoted from the Championship via the Play-Offs last term.

The Dees finished the campaign in second place, behind champions Hearts, but defeated Raith Rovers in the Play-Off semi-finals before beating Kilmarnock – who came eleventh in the Premiership – 4-2 on aggregate to take their place in the top division.

It marked a return to the Premiership after two seasons away and they will be hoping to push on in the season ahead.

Pre-season has brought 3-0 victories over a brace of League Two sides – one from Scotland and one from England – Forfar Athletic and Leyton Orient, while their Scottish League Cup campaign gets underway on Tuesday when they take on Brora Rangers.

The Dens Park side have won the Scottish title on one occasion – 1961/62 – while also lifting a Scottish Cup back in 1909/10.

Among their current squad are former Liverpool and Stoke City midfielder Charlie Adam, defender Liam Fontaine – who spent eight years with Bristol City – and ex-Birmingham City and Burnley goalkeeper Adam Legzdins.

What’s next for the Hammers

Following the game at Dundee, the Hammers squad will head back to London for the next phase of pre-season at their Rush Green base. The Hammers will then take on EFL League Two sides Northampton Town and Leyton Orient on Tuesday 13 July, with both games kicking off at 7pm. Manager David Moyes will split his squad in half for the fixtures, with a view to getting his first-team players valuable game-time ahead of the Premier League kick-off. 

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