7:00am Tuesday 3rd July 2012
Cherries will be hoping to get a taste of Spain’s recipe for footballing success when they embark on a foreign training camp.
Paul Groves will fly his squad out to San Roque in southern Spain for a five-day pre-season work-out later this month.
The 22-man Cherries group will travel to the continent on Wednesday, July 18 and return ahead of their second friendly against Poole Town.
It will be the first time since the 1980s that Cherries have moved off English soil as part of their pre-season preparations.
Boss Groves told the club website: “We have the opportunity to have five days away and it will help integrate the new players and bring the group together, which I think is essential.
“But most importantly, it gives us the opportunity to do the work that needs to be done without any distractions.
“We have spoken about the workload that comes with the opening month of the season and you don’t get much time to work with the players.
“Pre-season is going to be a big period for us. When it comes to the results, they are immaterial. What is important is that the preparations are correct, the players’ fitness is built up over a period of time and we start the season in a good condition.”
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