Stuart McCall hopes ‘Well’s Portuguese training camp will be as successful as previous years at giving his side a springboard for the new campaign.
The Steelmen were in Moncarapacho two summers ago and the Costa Brava last July, but have returned again to Colina Verde as they prepare for a busy European and domestic campaign.
McCall and his assistant Kenny Black are putting the squad through a grueling programme, which includes treble sessions each day in the baking Algarve heat, with temperatures on the first day reaching nearly ninety degrees Fahrenheit.
And that, coupled with team bonding, is what the Fir Park boss hopes to take from the camp.
[pullquote]Back home, the weather is never a definite and with grass surfaces in their infancy, things are not always guaranteed, so this gives us the ideal platform to work the boys hard.[/pullquote]
Speaking exclusively to Motherwell’s Official You Tube Channel, the 40-times capped former Scotland midfielder said: “Although this year we’ve only got a few new lads, in previous seasons it (pre-season trip) has really helped in terms of the lads getting to know each other.
“More importantly though, it ensures we get plenty of sessions in.
“Back home, the weather is never a definite and with grass surfaces in their infancy, things are not always guaranteed, so this gives us the ideal platform to work the boys hard.
“It’s a quiet place which allows the lads to focus solely on the training, working hard and enjoying each other’s company. We’ll do that this week before starting bounce games and friendlies when we get back to Scotland.”