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Town squad head to RAF Shawbury

11 July 2012

"We've got some interesting sessions lined up," says GT

The Shrewsbury Town squad will spend the next few days at RAF Shawbury to step up their preparations for the new season.
The players trained this morning before heading to Shawbury this afternoon where they will remain until Thursday at an intensive training camp.
It proved a big success last year in helping forge a great team spirit and manager Graham Turner said the players, despite the hard work expected of them, should enjoy the experience.
"We've got some interesting sessions lined up," said Graham. "They are in co-ordination with Shawbury's Physical Training Department.
"It will be an interesting couple of days with plenty of physical work and some football.
"Most of it is about still getting the base fitness levels increased.
"A vital factor of a football club is to make sure the dressing room's right, that we're all on the same wavelength and that we want success.
"If you get the work ethic and the spirit right you've always got a chance.
"I think we've got some talented players so if we can get the other things right there's no reason why we shouldn't have a good season in the first division."
The boss added he had noted some apprehension from some of his squad ahead of leaving for Shawbury, but stressed it would prove a worthwhile exercise.
He added: "One or two of the new players coming in have seen the big posters of some of the work we did last year at Shawbury and the pain written all over the players faces as they worked.
"There's one or two slightly apprehensive, not sure what to expect, but I know they will enjoy it.
"I know the introduction into military life and a view on how they work and what they do is beneficial to team building."
For new signing Paul Parry, the trip to Shawbury is an immediate way for him to get to know his new team mates better.
"It was sprung on me yesterday that we were going there for a couple of days," said the former Preston man. "It will be tough, I fully expect it to be, but I would imagine it will be good for team bonding and good for team spirit."
Rob Purdie, another of Shrewsbury's recent recruits, added: "I like working out and things like that but I think this will be tough. At the end of it you'll come away knowing you've worked hard and you will have got some reward from it."

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