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Iron head to Marbella training camp

Iron manager Mark Robins says he is looking forward to a ‘really productive week’ in Spain.

The squad arrived at the Barcelo hotel in Marbella this afternoon ahead of a week long training camp at the Marbella Football Centre.

The centre is regularly used by top flight clubs from across Europe including Feyenoord, Dinamo Kiev and CSKA Moscow and Birmingham City also used the facility this month.

Robins told Iron Player: “It’s going to be a good week next week. It gives us an opportunity to live together as well as well as train.

“It will be a good and interesting week, but it will be tough as well.

Temperatures are soaring towards 30°c at the resort and Robins is looking forward to challenging the players in the intense heat.

“I think they are having a heat wave over there at this moment in time which is something that we’ve got to contend with.

“They’ll train at least a couple of times a day and they’ll get a bit of down time as well.

“They are going to have some down time. There is no doubt about that. You just can’t keep flogging them.

“It’s a tough schedule and it’s a balance between work and rest, but also gelling the team together as individuals as well as on the pitch.

“Team spirit comes from shared experiences.”

The Iron will face Middlesborough, who are also using the facility, in a training game as part of their preparations in Southern Spain.

Written by Matt Blanchard

Part of the team since 2007, before becoming editor in 2013. Undertaken the role of match summariser during Scunthorpe United live match commentaries for BBC Radio Humberside. Seasonal contributor to football titles FourFourTwo and When Saturday Comes and a finalist at the Football Blogging Awards in 2014.

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