The Motherwell squad will head to Ireland for a weeklong training camp as preparations get underway for the new 2017-18 campaign.
Stephen Robinson will take a new-look squad across the Irish Sea to the exclusive Carton House resort, located 20km outside Dublin, for a week of intensive training at the end of this month.
Carton House has a unrivalled reputation and has hosted some of the world’s biggest clubs including Real Madrid, Chelsea and even the Brazilian National team.
‘Well boss Stephen Robinson, who is familiar with resort having used it as a base whilst Northern Irish assistant before Euro 2016, said: “Preparation and organisation is huge for me and after reviewing everything about last season, it’s [going away for a pre-season camp] something I feel we probably missed.
[pullquote]“The whole resort is first class and, just as important to me, it’s conducive to a concentrated, hard-working environment.[/pullquote]
“I think the time together, working hard, bonding and getting to know each other is extremely important, particularly if you’re recruiting a lot of new players.
“I’ve had first hand experience of Carton House and I can honestly say I have never worked in a better football facility anywhere in the world. You only need to look at the teams who will follow us in the weeks after we leave; it’s who’s who of EPL clubs.
“The whole resort is first class and, just as important to me, it’s conducive to a concentrated, hard-working environment.
“We’ll put the lads through their paces. We won’t play games as I want to concentrate fully on getting the squad as fit as possible and as soon as we return, we’ll go immediately into pre-season matches.”
The club will announce the first of its pre-season fixtures following the Betfred Cup draw on Friday night.