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Many of West Ham’s players not involved in international duty have been on the pitch this week as the Hammers played QPR in a behind-closed-doors friendly at Rush Green on Thursday.

The Championship side ran out 3-1 winners as Hammers first team players who have struggled for regular minutes this season were given a run-out for an hour to keep their levels up, before the U23s took over for the final 30 minutes.

Back-up keeper Adrian played the full 90 minutes for the home side as Javier Hernandez, in his first action since being struck down by glandular fever, scored from the penalty spot.

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Other first teamers who played for the Hammers were Ryan Fredericks, Angelo Ogbonna, Aaron Cresswell, Michail Antonio and Lucas Perez.

Grady Diangana also played in the game and fellow U23s Joe Powell and Moses Makasi lined up in midfield. Reece Oxford came off the bench for the final half an hour, as did Vashon Neufville and Dan Kemp returning from injury.

Javier Hernandez of West Ham has a shot on goal (Image: Henry Browne/Getty Images)

Tunji Ankinola also came off the bench while U18s Emmanuel Longelo and Sean Adarkwa also got run outs.

Manuel Pellegrini was in the stands at Rush Green keeping an eye on proceedings as U23s coach Liam Manning and U18s coach Steve Potts took charge from the sidelines.

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QPR first team coach Steve McClaren was also in attendance at the game.

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