Hull City's first full training session since landing in Beijing took place at the Worker's Stadium on Tuesday evening (local time).

The former Olympic venue will host the 2009 Barclays Asia Trophy which begins on Wednesday and rarely will the Tigers have trained in such an atmosphere.

Not only was the intense humidity a factor, the watching spectators ensured there was a cracking atmosphere as an impromptu sing-off between local Beijing Guoan fans and around 20-30 City followers filled the ground with noise.


It was appreciated by the players and coaching staff who couldn't help but raise a smile with manager Phil Brown only too pleased to acknowledge the travelling black and amber army.

Stay tuned to over the coming days for further news from China with City's opening game against Beijing Guoan kicking off at 8.30pm on Wednesday (1.30pm UK time).

Waiting Their Turn - Members of the City squad and coaching staff await the start of training

Beijing Guoan fans offer their own welcome to the Tigers

Goalkeeping coach Mark Prudhoe chats with Sky Sports commentator Martin Tyler

Phil Brown catches up with West Ham United boss Gianfranco Zola

The players go through their warm-up routine

Possession is the name of the game

Lining Up - City's players are put through a fitness exercise

The Worker's Stadium is ready for the start of the Barclays Asia Trophy

[Main Picture: First Team Coach Steve Parkin (front) leads the way as the players work on their skills]