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15 July 2015

Iron manager Mark Robins is delighted with the way his squad is developing on the club's pre-season training camp in Marbella, Spain.

United arrived there on Sunday and will remain there for a week, with an emphasis on training hard in the heat, team bonding and continuing their positive progress ahead of the 2015/16 campaign.

"We've been working really hard in the heat," Robins told

"We had our first session soon after arriving on Sunday and had to acclimatise quickly.

"We are very pleased with the work we have got into the players. They have acquitted themselves well.

"We are training in a very good area and Middlesbrough, who just missed out on promotion to the Premier League last season, are training on the pitch next to us now. It's a very good environment to work in.

"We're working as hard as we possibly can to be in as good condition as we possibly can be for the start of the season.

"The players have met our expectations and have done well. We have some very good players, and they are all eating and living together.

"It's been a decent trip so far - we're not even halfway through yet either.

"We have been well looked after at the hotel and the training facilities are excellent so the whole environment has been good."

"It's always good for the players to be together and they're all getting to know each other on the field and off the field," he added.

"This gives us a great opportunity for that and the players have worked extremely hard in really warm conditions.

"We have been doing three or four sessions a day. We have been monitoring their fitness, and they're all in great condition at the moment."

So what's ahead for the rest of the week?

"More of the same," explained Robins. "The players are going to work hard and we'll get them into really good physical shape. We will continue in the same vein.

"The players are all understanding of what we expect of them and everyone is responding well to the work they have been given.

"They are putting in as much work as they can. It's important that they get the right information, and practice in, the way we want them to.

"When you bring new players in you have to gel quickly but the experience we have brought in helps that.

"We have some good quality on show and I'm pleased with the way it's shaping up at the moment.

"They will learn about each other but also the coaching staff and what we want, and what we expect. They will learn how we work and the intensity we want them to work at."

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