Reflecting on United’s first few days in Austria, manager Graham Alexander says he’s been delighted with the application his players have shown.He admitted the coaching staff have pushed the squad to their limits but, at the same time, stated it’ll serve them well throughout the domestic season.
Speaking to The Iron PlayerHD, Alexander said: “It’s been tough I must admit. We’ve been training three or four times a day, from the morning right the way through the day.
“It’s challenged them, and taken them outside of their comfort zone, but their attitude to the work is fantastic, and that bodes well, because we will be challenged this season.
“There will be times where we need to dig deep, and that’s what we’re instilling into the group now. That sort of resilience to any problems they have to overcome - they’ve got the strength to do that.”
Alexander also praised the training facilities in which the Iron are conducting their camp from, and paid tribute to chairman Peter Swann and the board of directors for making the trip possible.
“The facilities here are absolutely fantastic, and we’re really fortunate that the chairman and the club have enabled us to come out here, because it is a brilliant facility,” he said.
“I’ve worked here both as a player and a manager, and there is great work you can get into the players here and staff as well. The constant interaction is only beneficial for everyone.”
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