Northampton Town manager Jon Brady is pleased with the way the first week of pre-season has gone.
The squad have been back for around seven days now, and Brady is pleased with where things stand.
“Pre-season is going well, we did some early testing and we’ve been out on the grass for the last couple of days," he said.
“We are looking forward to the trip to Scotland next week, it’s very important for the group to have time to bond and we’ve got two fixtures up there where we can start to implement into the group our philosophy and how we want to play.
“We want to bring the whole group together, you are always finding out more about your players on and off the pitch and that is really important as well.
“There will be different types of challenges for us in pre-season and that is why we have arranged the games we have.
“Some games we are going to have to work a lot harder out of possession and against the likes of Luton and West Brom we are going to have to be better on the ball as well to try and control the game.
“They will be great games for our fans to come to, it’s a chance to see us and the new players as well as some Championship players.
“Pre-season is condensed this year with the World Cup coming up and we have had to take a slightly different view of the games we need to play. To have our first league game on July 30th is a quick turnaround but we will be ready."