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Grant: We couldn't have asked for a better trip

14 July 2017

As the first team come to the end of a week-long training camp in Austria, Bobby Grant has heaped praise on the trip.

“We couldn’t ask for a better trip. I think it’s been a good week both on and off the field. The training has been very specific for what we need.

“The lads are looking really fit. But we’ve got a long way to go and a lot of learning to do. We need to take the managers ideas on board and we’ve got to improve on them.”

Amongst the double sessions, intense fitness work and technical drills, the team and staff went white water rafting on Wednesday afternoon.

“A lot of the lads have said it’s the best team bonding session they have done - I would have to agree with that. It wasn’t just the players it was the staff as well and that’s all part and parcel of building a successful team.

“It’s my first time in Austria and personally I’ve really enjoyed it!”

Town played German side Karlsruher on Tuesday, narrowly losing 2-1, but have another match on Saturday against Czech top division side FK Jablonec.

“We know the match will be tough on Saturday, but that’s a good thing for us as a group.

“We’ve a couple more days to go, a game to play and I think the club as a whole is moving forward and you can see that with where we are based this week.”

Grant’s long-time roommate David Ball joined Rotherham in the off-season, with new signing Conor McAleny now linking up with the 27 year-old in Austria.

“He looks sharp. I’ve got to know him really well on the trip and he’s down to earth and a great lad.

“If he can keep banging them in like he has done in training then he’ll get all the credit he deserves. He’s not a young lad anymore, he’s 24 and we’ve brought him in to fire the goals in for us.”

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