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Nicholson pleased with opening couple of days in Austria

11 July 2017

Club News

Nicholson pleased with opening couple of days in Austria

11 July 2017

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First Team coach Barry Nicholson reflects on the first couple of days in Austria as well as looking ahead to the two games against Karlsruher SC and FK Jablonec.

Nicholson has revealed that the coaching staff are looking to bring a couple of new aspects to the side whilst in Austria to make them more adaptable ahead of the 2017-18 Sky Bet League One campaign.

“We only want two or three things tactically, I don’t think you can throw massive amounts at the boys, it’s still early doors in pre-season.

“I mean we obviously found ourselves on a good run last year playing a system so I think the gaffer is wanting to challenge the boys, maybe play different systems through pre-season just to be a little bit adaptable.

“We might do a bit of that and just the basics of football that we are really good at, we defend really well, we are good on the transition, we will try and do that in the game so just the basics of football that we were good at last year, we will try and bring them into the games this season again.”

The First Team Coach had nothing bad to say about the setting of the pre-season training camp this year and believes it will play a big part in the grouping of the players.

“It’s been a brilliant first couple of days,” said Nicholson.

“It’s an excellent place to come to, the pitches are really good, the facilities have been excellent for the boys and we’ve worked them really hard today.

“It’s an important time this, obviously new players integrated into the squad and getting away and spending a week together is really important, aside to the hard work we are going to do and get ready for a hard couple of games on tour.”

Whilst out in Austria, Nicholson reflected on his involvement with the squad and explains why he loves his role, alongside Uwe Rosler and Rob Kelly.

“I love it, the gaffer has been great since he has come into the club last season.

“He has been great with me, give me loads to do and we split the groups up and I do a lot of stuff with the midfielders, we’ve done a lot of that over the last couple of days.

“I get to work with them, which is really good, you get to work with a close group and you get to know their flaws, their ins-and-outs, it’s really good.

“I feel like I’m a really big part of the coaching staff and I’m just hoping to bring little things that I have learnt along the way in my career and try to give them to the lads and help the gaffer and Rob as much as I can.”

Watch the full interview with Barry Nicholson on out YouTube page.

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