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U18s fly out to Spain

27 July 2015

The Under-18s are in Spain for a pre-season training camp ahead of their 2015/16 season.

Mike Dove’s side will spend four days in Western Europe between Monday 27th and Thursday 30th July and, during their stay, they will face La Liga outfit Espanyol in a friendly.

Dove said: “They have to arrive for 4.10am on Monday morning so they’ve got the responsibility of getting there and then travelling as a group. I stand back and see how they get on socially and then when we are over there, we are going to be dealing with a different culture and temperature.

“I think it’s a good opportunity to get away and focus fully on the U18s. It’s good to spend some time with the players.

“There is a gym and pool so we can really maximise everything. As for the game at Espanyol’s training ground, it will be tough – they will be an Under-19 group and we will be one of their few games. It will be another tough game, like the Tottenham one, but I can reflect when we get back on who showed me that they can cope.”

The Under-18s’ league campaign is scheduled to begin on Saturday 1st August.

A full list of the Under-18s’ pre-season results:
Saturday 11th July - Buckingham Town (a) L 3-2
Saturday 18th July - Newport Pagnell Town (a)* W 6-0
Saturday 18th July - Buckingham Athletic (a)* W 12-0
Monday 20th July - Chesham (a) L2-1 
Saturday 25th July - Tottenham Hotspur (a) L 7-0
Wednesday 29th July - Espanyol (a)**
**during pre-season tour of Spain
*first-team fixture

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