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A great first week

3 July 2016

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Rovers manager Owen Coyle has thoroughly enjoyed his first week at Brockhall.

After a seven-week break, the players returned to the training ground on Monday for the start of pre-season and the new Rovers boss believes it has been a very productive week.

"It's been great," he said.

"Weather-wise it's not been great, but the actual work that they’ve got through has been terrific. 

“Their attitude has been second to none. They’ve come in looking forward to the work, getting about it, getting themselves, first and foremost, physically ready. 

“We’ve had the ball out as well, so it’s been great. 

“I’ve really enjoyed being out there with them and I think they’ve enjoyed it as well, which is great moving forward. 

"The boys have come in and really applied themselves. We go to Austria on Monday, so we'll take the group there and I look forward to getting more work done.

"There's a game at the end of that, so we'll probably split them up and maybe get 45 minutes from each player in that and then we'll continue day-by-day to build themselves up for the start of the season proper." 

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