Hard work in Portugal for player

04 July 2011 08:22
No time for fun in the sun Coventry City manager Andy Thorn has told his players that they in for a week of hard work during their pre season training session in Portugal this week. The players and staff left England on Sunday and flew to the Algarve where they will be making use of the facilities at the Vale Do Lobo sport complex. The two new goalkeepers Joe Murphy and Chris Dunn are both in the 22 man squad together with the training staff. Thorn has warned his squad not to expect any time for rest and relaxation though and has promised them two gruelling training sessions a day, once in the early morning and once in the evening.    The physical training sessions will take place during the cooler parts of the day with classroom sessions during the warmer parts of the day. Thorn is preparing his side to continue where they left off at the end of last season playing an exciting attacking style of football. He will also be be building on the team spirit that saw his side go from relegation  threatened to mid table security in his fourteen games in charge.