Adams hails successful Dutch tour

24th July

David Adams hailed the Under-21 squad's Dutch training camp as the countdown to the new season gathers pace.
The development squad flew out to the Netherlands for a six-day training camp and three friendly matches as part of their preparation for the 2015-16 campaign.
A youthful travelling party kicked off the tour with a 2-1 win over Den Haag's Under-19 side before further tests against Rijnsburgse Boys (1-1) and FC Laakkwartier.
And Adams, who is Head of Academy Coaching, insists the trip has been a crucial part of the squad's preparation for what will be the Academy's first season at Category One level.
"We brought a young squad out and overall it has been very positive," he said. "The training facilities have been excellent and the games themselves have been competitive.
"The first game against Den Haag was closely aligned to what we might face next season in terms of good technical and tactical opposition.
"Rijnsburgse provided a different kind of test for us, a lot more physical, but again the boys stood up to that test very well.
"A big part of being in a team is the social aspect and it has given players a chance to integrate with one another, so with that in mind it has been a very worthwhile trip."