Town face Alemannia Aachen tomorrow before heading homeGraham Alexander believes Town’s week away in Germany has been highly beneficial to the management and players.
The Cod Army flew out to the continent last Sunday and faced Borussia Dortmund’s B side on Wednesday, narrowly losing 1-0.
They tackle Alemannia Aachen tomorrow before retuning to the United Kingdom on Sunday to continue preparations ahead of the new campaign.
Alexander said: “Aachen play in a similar league if not the same league as Borrusia Dortmund B so we know it’s going to be another tough game.
“They’re obviously not as big as Borussia Dortmund in stature of club, they’ve got very good players and are physically strong.
“It will be a different team to the one that played against Dortmund because we want to get as many minutes into the squad as possible.
“We want everyone to get match fit and stake their claim in the first team come the start of the new season. The lads who didn’t play the other day are looking forward to this one.
“It’s been good to have a change of scenery after being to Austria the past few years. We needed a change for a week and it’s been excellent.
“It’s always a positive for us as staff and players to get away and spend a lot of time with each other and get to know everyone.
“It’s been a tough week for the lads as they’ve been training two to three times a day every day, and to be fair to them their work ethic has been fantastic.
“We’re very lucky to be allowed to be able to do this because it’s a very important part of the process of getting team ready for the start of the season.”