Clement on the importance of Austria training camp for Reading FC

  • Jonathan Low
  • 11 July 2018, 10:45

Royals boss Paul Clement. Credit: Eddie Greville

Paul Clement says Reading FC's training camp in Austria will benefit the team not just on the field but off it too.

Royals fly out to central Europe on Sunday for a week-long camp in Bad Erlach, south of the capital Vienna.

They will take on Turkish club Besiktas and Russian outfit Rubin Kazan during the trip as they step up their preparations for the upcoming Championship season.

Clement says the camp will help bring the squad together as they bid to start the campaign strongly against Derby County on Friday, August 3.

Read more: How the Reading FC squad is shaping up for the new season

"It's good - I have lots of experience of going all over the world on pre-season tours," said the manager.

"There are a lot of benefits to doing that to break the routine of where you are for pretty much 11 months of the season.

"You're getting into an environment where you just get so much more done because you're on top of each other 24/7.

"It's not just about the training, it's about building those relationships and getting across the ideas of how we want to play tactically."


Royals have just over three weeks until the start of the season. Credit: Eddie Greville

Royals have lost to Eastleigh and AFC Wimbledon in pre-season so far, and they take on Premier League newboys Fulham on Saturday at Aldershot Town's EBB Stadium (1.30pm kick-off).

Clement insists there is still plenty of work to be done following the defeats but says his team will be ready in time for the new season which is just over three weeks away.

"We're stepping up with every game we have," he said.

"Eastleigh and AFC Wimbledon were both good tests and the games are just getting harder and harder.

"Besiktas and Rubin Kazan are high level competition - and we've shown in the last two games (against Eastleigh and AFC Wimbledon) it's competitive if you play a team from the fifth tier, third tier or against two teams who play right at the top level in their leagues.

"But it's Fulham first of all - they have been promoted to the Premier League so that will be a really good game and then after that there are three more games before we start."


Royals lost 4-2 at AFC Wimbledon last weekend. Credit: Eddie Greville

"I think we are on the right path but there is a lot of work to be done," he added.

"We are definitely on the right path with the physical load we are trying to get into the players and they have worked very hard.

"But we have got to improve on the technical side. There are things I am happy with and things I am not happy with.

"I'm not happy we've lost two games but if we win the first game [of the season] I'm not going to be concerned."

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