BOSS Eddie Howe believes this week’s training camp in Austria will give Cherries the ideal opportunity to begin fine-tuning for the 2014-15 Championship season.
Cherries are due to journey to Bad Waltersdorf this lunchtime where the squad will be put through its paces, culminating in a friendly against FC Copenhagen on Friday.
And Howe is looking forward to testing his players on the training field in continental Europe ahead of the upcoming campaign.
He told the Daily Echo: “It’s a chance to take the players away from their normal environment.
“It will be a real change of focus where we can hone in on the work – the tactical side, the technical side and the physical side.
“You get a chance to really get to know the players, you get the chance for the new players to mix with the old ones, and try and form a new team that is going to take you into the season.
“Of course you get a couple of opportunities to team-build and we’ve got a really good game out there as well, so it should be a really good week.
“We encourage a real unity with in our team. We need everyone to have the same goals and the same vision and we’ll encourage that and work on that not just in Austria, but throughout the season.
“I think it’s a really nice environment for us to go into.
“I know last year in Switzerland and Germany was really good for us, it certainly helped us going into the season and I’m sure this camp will have the same impact.”
Meanwhile, new Cherries signing Callum Wilson is set to be unveiled to local media this morning.