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Lee Clark happy with pre-season camp

Posted: Sat 12 Jul 2014
Author: Andy Walker

As his squad head home to Birmingham, Lee Clark has hailed the pre-season training camp in Cork a success.

The Blues squad have spent the last six days training at the five-star Fota Island Resort, with a fixture against Cork City included, as well as participating in a host of equally-important team bonding exercises 

And Clark has been happy with how the schedule has panned out.

'it’s been absolutely brilliant, he told en-route to Cork Airport. 'The facilities were top class and the lads have worked unbelievably hard, the intensity is very high. They are pushing each other and we’ve had a tremendous week in terms of training while the game (against Cork City) was a good tempo for us. 

'You’re always hoping that the players will take on board what you’re asking. I’m asking them to play with a high tempo and high intensity both with and without the ball and they’ve done that. The training has set the standard. What’s also been a positive is that the new players all seem to have integrated into the group really quickly. We look like we’ve got a good team spirit. 

The hard work will continue when the squad return to Wast Hills with a game away at Forest Green Rovers on Tuesday evening next up.

Clark continued: 'It’s always going to be about intensity throughout the season because that’s how I want the team to play but obviously we’re starting to get into the more tactical side of the games now. Players have experienced being back on a big pitch so we’re looking to get the minutes into them now but also we’ve got to start working on the tactical side of the game.'

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