Tranmere Rovers manager Micky Mellon says that the pre-season training trip to Scotland will prove beneficial both on and off the pitch for his side.
Mellon has taken his players up to St Andrews for a week-long training camp as preparations continue for the upcoming Sky Bet League One campaign, which commences with a home fixture against Rochdale at Prenton Park on Saturday 3rd August.
TRFC’s first-team squad, including new summer signings George Ray, Calum Woods, Sid Nelson, Kieron Morris, Corey Blackett-Taylor, Stefan Payne and Darren Potter, have made the journey north of the border as Mellon and his coaching staff put them through their paces.
Rovers return to St Andrews for a second successive pre-season and Scotsman Mellon believes that the week will be positive for team spirit as well as developing fitness and sharpness ahead of the 2019/20 campaign.
Mellon, 47, said: “It’s great to get the boys on the grass and get them working hard, it’s been worthwhile, and we are underway.
“It is just about the fitness, sharpness and a bit of organisation and getting them to know each other because we have a few additions to the group and just working hard under the principles of how we play every day.
“We are all together in the same environment pretty much all of the time so it’s good that everyone will get to know each other, and I know how important we all know how massive team spirit is.
“It’s not a holiday, the work that they are doing is tough. We can control what they are going to eat, how they are going to rest and when they are going to train, and the team spirit is huge for us and we are all going to stay together and help each other through.
“We know this place really well, we know the environment, we know the pitches so it’s important that we’ve come up here, we know what to expect and every day we keep building towards that first league game of the season and this is just another small step towards that.”