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Norwich City boss aims to reap the benefits of St George’s Park trip

Norwich City boss Neil Adams and his coaching team will step up preparations at St George's Park this week. Picture: Denise Bradley

Norwich City boss Neil Adams and his coaching team will step up preparations at St George's Park this week. Picture: Denise Bradley

Neil Adams believes Norwich City’s St George’s Park training camp this week can help sow the seeds for a Championship promotion tilt.

Adams’ squad have travelled to the FA’s national football centre, near Burton, for a five-day trip which the Canaries’ boss feels offers a vital building block in his preparations for the league opener at Wolves on August 10.

“I think its important you get them away very early on. With the new signings coming in you want that opportunity for them to bond,” he said. “At Colney even if we do double sessions they are around each other for a couple of hours at a time, maybe some lunch and then they are gone. At St George’s it will be 24/7 for the duration we are there.

“Quality and talent are great attributes but team spirit is just as important for me; that chance to get the whole group together. From my own experience if they like each other and establish that bond then you can bring that out onto the pitch where it matters. Every successful team I have ever played in has been a happy team. You don’t have to be the best of friends and of course there will always be the odd argument between them but when it comes to the nitty gritty you want lads who are willing to fight for each other and have that close understanding. That is a massive bonus.”

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