Shaun Beeley says the quality of their training facilities in Austria will stand the team in good stead when the season starts next month.
The Fleetwood Town squad flew out to Austria on Saturday for a week long training camp and the 24-year-old right back, who is taking part in his sixth pre-season with club, admitted that Graham Alexander has been putting his squad through their paces since their return to training and admitted: “It feels harder this year than it has the previous one”
In the past the Fleetwood Town players have travelled to both Wales and Scotland for pre-season camps but Beeley admits the Austria facilities are the best he has come across – and will give the team the best possible preparations ahead of the new campaign.
“This is our third trip to Austria and the facilities are second to none. The training we do is a lot more game related so it should hopefully stand us in good stead throughoiut the season.
“North Wales wasn’t to bad, but Scotland was atrocious. We stayed in student accomodation at Stirling University and it was really basic. Obertraun is by far the best and it’s just great to be here.”
As well as working with the ball, the Town players have been running through the Alpine mountains to build and improve their fitness for the new campaign.
“We were up at 6.40am for the long run, but I had a bit of a chesty cough, even without it would have been really tough this morning.
“We had a hilly and a mountain run and it really burnt the legs. A few of the lads are absolutely shattered so we will get into training this evening and do it again tomorrow.
“It is none stop work, but it will be worth it come the season and hopefully we will have a better season than the one last season.”
Beeley has played an integral part in Fleetwood’s rise through the divisions and into the Football League for the first time last season, and although he admits he is pleased with how his career has panned out, he insists he wants to improve on his performances from his first season in league football.
“Very much so, last year I thought I tailed off towards the end so this year I am going to work harder and get fitter and hopefully produce more quality performances next season.”