More details have been confirmed as plans take shape for the Northampton Town squad's week at their pre-season Spanish training camp.
The Cobblers will fly to Alicante before transferring to their base on Sunday July 9th, and will return to England on Saturday July 15th.
The squad will be based at the Oliva Nova complex, around 100km north of Alicante Airport, and the week in Spain is an important part of the pre-season build up, with boss Justin Edinburgh saying the time away will be time well spent.
“We are looking forward to that trip, time away at a training camp where we can spend time as a squad 24 hours a day is a real valuable asset to a squad that is going to have a lot of new faces in it,” he said.
“It allows us to really get the squad together, and live in each other’s pockets for a period of time, and I think there is a real importance to that.
"Partnerships, trust and understandings can be built, and it allows the players to spend plenty of time working hard during the week, using the different facilities we will have at our disposal."
As part of the week, there will be two events that fans are invited to attend.
Open Training Session and BBQ - The squad will hold an open training session at the Oliva Nova complex on Thursday July 13th, this session will be followed by a BBQ with supporters, club staff and players.
Pre-Season Game - The next day the club will play the Birmingham City development squad in a friendly, Friday July 14th, kicking off at 6.30pm local time, again at the Oliva Nova complex.
Admission to both events will be free.
“The open training session and BBQ should be a great event and will hopefully form a great bond between the fans and the players," said Edinburgh.
"The game will then round off the week for us. It will be our second match of pre-season and at that stage it is still about building partnerships and understandings, and getting used to be being back out on the pitch."