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Brown Happy With Results Of Spain Trip

Gaffer Has His Say On Warm-Weather Training Camp

13 July 2018

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Town Boss Phil Brown is pleased with the fruits of his team's labours during the last six days out in Spain.

The Reds have been put through their paces in a gruelling warm-weather training camp and are due back in the country today ahead of tomorrow's pre-season friendly at home to West Brom (3pm Kick-Off).

And Brown called the last week of work as productive for his players in terms of the hard work put in and the bonds formed. 

"The two main ingredients of coming away are hard work and togetherness," he told

"We left quite a decent temperature back home but we came over here and it has been really intense.

"It is a dry heat, about 35, 36 degrees in the height of it and we've trained three times a day since we've been here so it has been a really pulling together of energy levels, a pulling together of how we play and how we will play next season and the Owner and Chief Executive have come across so hopefully we've got one or two deals bubbling away as well.

"We've had five 18-year-olds on the trip so that is a sign of how young we are at the moment.

"We need one or two more experienced lads and that is what we are working towards at the moment.

"The pulling together of the team, people have been living on top of each other and understanding what each other does, how they tick and it isn't just about football.

"It is the getting together of team spirit and the rules and regulations and we're working towards being successful on the field of play next year.

"It has been really productive as far as that is concerned.

"Hopefully people will see the benefit of that work on Saturday."

And the Gaffer is also looking forward to seeing his players pit their wits against top quality opposition in West Brom tomorrow.

"It will be a tough test," he added.

"It will be a test of the mentality of chasing, harrying and trying to win the ball back when we haven't got too much possession.

"I fully expect it to be a tough test but the lads are prepared for it."

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