Gary Lewin Believes West Ham United’s pre-season preparation is ideally tailored to ensure the London Stadium club are in perfect condition for the 2017/18 campaign.

The Hammers travel to Austria and Germany before heading to Iceland for a friendly against Manchester City a week before the start of the season.

Lewin, who was appointed West Ham’s head of medical services in May, says the schedule should allow players to arrive at the opening day of the Premier League fighting fit.

“Austria is the choice of a lot of Premier League clubs now,” Lewin wrote on the Hammers website.

“The pitches are a good standard but, more importantly, you can isolate the team, so that you can purely focus on pre-season and football.

“This year we can set in stone what we are doing, and have a pre-conceived plan all the way through to August 12 (opening day of the season).

“We can all be on the same page, with the same levels of fitness and, hopefully, have everyone relatively injury-free and ready to go.”

Lewin also believes the lack of a Europa League qualifier this summer will help the Hammers pre-season preparations.

“For the last two summers, the club have had early competitive football in the Europa league, and that can be tough,” he said.

“It is not so much the early start, but more the unknown aspect of it – who are we playing, where are we travelling.

“That can make it difficult to plan individual programmes for players who may have different levels of fitness and conditioning.”