on the first game of pre-season...
The first game is about getting their shape back, the passing of the ball and maybe a bit of combination play. Just bringing them into the game situation and all things that are in the game. [Tactically] we are working a lot on winning the ball back fairly quickly, getting our shape and quick rotation from midfield so there is quite a lot we’re looking for this season. It was a good run out for all the lads and just what we needed.

on when he expects his squad to take shape for the new season...
At this time of the season you don’t know what type of side you are going to have because you are going to have players going out on loan. There are some other lads that have just come back that will be involved. It will start taking shape in about three weeks, I would say, what squad we are looking at.

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