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9th July 2018 23:00

Week in Portugal has unified squad - Futcher

Mansfield Town assistant manager Ben Futcher has said that the intensive week of pre-season training in Portugal has helped to further unify the Stags' squad.

Futcher spoke of how the tough training sessions have brought the players together, and highlighted the benefits that the week had for the under-21 players, who were able to work closely with the first team.

"It's been a fantastic week," he said. "It's been an opportunity to get everyone together 24/7. The training has been really tough and it's helped with the togetherness. The players dragged each other through.

"We've had that bit of enjoyment as well and it's been great for everyone. We had the under-21s out there for the start of the week and that was really beneficial for them.

"For the whole club, the benefits have been fantastic.


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Portugal training camp a huge success for the Stags
chad.co.uk, by JOHN LOMAS, Monday 09 July 2018

Mansfield Town’s week-long training camp in Portugal has been hailed a fantastic success. The club spent the week doing gruelling fitness sessions before enjoying a high intensity friendly with Portuguese side Vitoria De Setubal on Saturday, which they lost 1-0.

“It’s been really beneficial - it’s been a fantastic week,” smiled Stags assistant manager Ben Futcher. “It’s been an opportunity to get everyone together 24/7.

Read more at: https://www.chad.co.uk/sport/football/mansfield-town/portugal-training-camp-a-huge-success-for-the-stags-1-9242480


Stags pair doubtful for Park Avenue clash
chad.co.uk, by JOHN LOMAS, Monday 09 July 2018

Mansfield Town striker Danny Rose and midfielder Paul Anderson are the major doubts for Thursday night’s pre-season friendly trip to National League North Bradford Park Avenue. Rose has been working hard all summer to shake off a toe injury sustained late last season while Anderson has picked up a niggle in pre-season training.

“Danny is building up his fitness now,” said assistant manager Ben Futcher. “I don’t think he’s feeling any pain in the toe injury that he’s had for a while. He’s working with the fitness staff and building up his base fitness

Read more at: https://www.chad.co.uk/sport/football/mansfield-town/stags-pair-doubtful-for-park-avenue-clash-1-9242486