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City go Dutch for pre-season

30 May 2013

Sky Blues confirm plans for pre-season tour of Holland

Sky Blues boss Steven Pressley has confirmed plans for the club's overseas pre-season training camp ahead of the start of City's 2013/14 League One campaign.

Pressley will be taking his squad just outside Arnhem in the Netherlands on July 14th for an intensive seven-day training camp sprinkled with friendlies featuring sides from the Eredivisie and Dutch second tier.

Pressley said he wanted to use the week-long camp to test his side and he was confident the proposed friendlies would do just that.

"This is an ideal opportunity to use the right training camp and the right facilities to really test the squad but also give them a chance to integrate as a group so we can progress and emphasise the culture we want to create at the club, Pressley said.

"I went to Holland a number of times as a player and I know what to expect. The games are demanding and it's all part of working towards the progress I want us to make so that we are peaking from the first league game of the season.

"The teams we will be playing will be of a very high standard and will certainly provide the kind of test that I am looking for because if we're to be successful next season it's crucial that we adopt a passing philosophy but we are also comfortable with the Route One football that we will be up against from certain teams in League One next season."

Keep checking for details of the Sky Blues' overseason friendlies as and when they are confirmed.

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