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Fleetwood Alps trip is not a holiday: Graham Alexander

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Fleetwood Town manager Graham Alexander has confirmed that the clubs pre-season tour of Austria should not be viewed as a holiday by the squad.

The Cod Army are over in Austria where they are based in an Alpine resort for a a week long training camp, as Alexander’s side prepare for their first season in League One, following promotion via the play-offs in May.

Graham Alexander has warned his players that the Austria trip is not a holiday

Graham Alexander has warned his players that the Austria trip is not a holiday

And speaking to The Blackpool Gazette, Alexander stated that he has told his players that they are in Austria to work, and not for a holiday.He said: “What it does is gives the lads time with each other 24/7

“You really get to know each other.

“We’ve got the majority of the squad here from last season, plus a few new lads.

“We can do three sessions a day, a good amount of work at a fantastic training facility.

“There’ll be no distractions, just hard work for seven days.”

Fleetwood play two games whilst out in Austria on their tour, with the Cod Army facing Russian Premier League side FC Terek Grozny on Wednesday, before playing Austrian third division outfit, FC Pinzgau Saalfelden on Friday.

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