Alps trip No holiday for Fleetwood Town

Graham Alexander with Frank Sinclair at Colwyn Bay
Graham Alexander with Frank Sinclair at Colwyn Bay

Manager Graham Alexander has prescribed team bonding and plenty of hard work as Fleetwood Town begin a week’s training in the Austrian alps.

Town flew out to their training camp at Obertraun near Salzburg on Saturday and are already hard at work - training up to three times a day in preparation for life in League One.

And boss Alexander warned his players the European adventure was definitely not a holiday.

He said: “What it does is gives the lads time with each other 24/7

“You really get to know each other.

“We’ve got the majority of the squad here from last season, plus a few new lads.

“We can do three sessions a day, a good amount of work at a fantastic training facility.

“There’ll be no distractions, just hard work for seven days.”

Town play two fixtures this week, facing Russian top-flight side FC Terek Grozny on Wednesday before a game against Austrians FC Pinzgau Saalfelden on Friday.

Town’s Austrian fixtures proved a springboard for success last seasonand Alexander is hoping the same can happen this term too.

He said: “We’ve got two games while we are over there.

“Last year when we went it was a great success for us.

“Hopefully it will have the same impact for us this time around.”