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Marcos' pre-season diary

First team coach Marcos Alvarez's insight into pre-season training continues as we countdown to the big kick-off in August.

First team coach Marcos Alvarez's insight into pre-season training continues as we countdown to the big kick-off in August.

Marcos will give us the inside track on what the lads are up to as they prepare for the trip to Middlesbrough in the Barclays Premier League on August 16.

Day 9, July 11

"WE are now in Spain and the players have to adjust to the warmer conditions. I think they are enjoying the sun.

"The players went through a series of sprints on the golf course in the morning. These sprints included uphill runs and that was all about power work and getting strength in the legs. The sprints were all at different paces.

"Our football session in the evening was tactical, mostly about defending and protecting our goal.

"We are training with great facilities - good pitches, gym, close to the beach - and we are all happy, but it's hard work."

Marcos Alvarez, Tomas Pekhart

Marcos Alvarez

Marcos Alvarez