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Next stop Portugal!

Posted: Mon 08 Jul 2013
Author: rovers.co.uk
Gary Bowyer

Gary Bowyer

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Rovers’ players and staff have this morning jetted off for a week-long training camp in Portugal.

Manager Gary Bowyer has taken a 27-man squad out to the Algarve for an intensive week of pre-season preparations.
 
The players will take part in three training sessions a day, before concluding their trip with a game against Portimonense on Saturday.
 
The Rovers boss said: "I'm hearing it's a lot hotter than it is here, but we're not going there for a holiday, we're going there to work very hard. 

"There are three sessions planned a day, so it's going to be tough for the players. 

"We finish with a game at the end of the week against Portimonense. 

"A lot of planning has gone into it and we know what we need to get out of it.

"It's pre-season, so it's not going to be easy. The Championship is not easy and it seems to be getting tougher and tougher already, with clubs spending a lot of money and making big signings and we've got to be competitive in that."