Port Vale manager Michael Brown says that the Vale squad will benefit from a “different environment” as they prepare for the new season with a spell training in Spain.
Brown told the local media: “I’m hoping to build a good team spirit in Spain. When you’re with each other day in, day out, it’s a different environment. You get to learn the new players and the team.
“There will certainly be some hard training starting on Thursday morning where we will be running on the beach at 9am. I’ll be leading it, so they best get an early night!
“We will mix the training up and hopefully it will be involved with some good bonding and exercise. We need to improve still, we’re still looking as you can see but we’re got quite a bit of time to carry out with that.
“There are a few certain areas where we were light but it’s all coming together. It’s a new team so we will need a bit of time but it was a good run-out (against Derby) as we look forward to our next game.”