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Squad off to RAF Shawbury

29 November 2012

Tough Friday ahead for squad at RAF Shawbury

Graham Turner's squad will have a break from the norm tomorrow when they spend the day at a special training camp at RAF Shawbury.


The Shrewsbury Town players have repead the reward of two overnight stays at Shawbury in the last two pre-seasons with the manager firmly believing it's a well worthwhile exercise.  


"It's something different and we've always been made very welcome there," said Graham. "The quality of the work has been varied and enjoyable. We expect that to be the same.


"We'll be under the supervision of the PTI's there and there will be plenty of physical work as well as the football side of things.


"It's a combination of everything to get us in that right frame of mind, that mental strength to take it on from here."


Graham admitted he would much rather be preparing for an FA Cup second round tie this weekend but insisted it was important to use the two week break between League One fixtures wisely.


"The break is perhaps something we can make sure we take advantage of," he added. "I can recall at different times in my managerial career we've had a little period like this, a week without a game, and we've used that time to refresh the whole thing and we've had positive results out of it.


"That's what I'm hoping will happen this time. We'll use the time wisely, we'll use the time well and we want to have a good reaction going to Crawley a week on Saturday." 


Town captain Matt Richards, no stranger to the RAF Shawbury experience, said: "It's a good chance to get away from the training ground and go somewhere different.


"You get a lot of work done, you work hard, but it's good fun at the same time and you get to do something different. Everyone's looking forward to it."


"We've done a lot of assault courses there before, team building things, problem solving, you work together as a team and hopefully we can portray that on the pitch.


"Working together is what it's all about really."

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