Ryan Leonard gives us a brief insight into Spain...Southend United midfielder Ryan Leonard will be giving you a break down of Blues' pre-season training camp in Malaga - safe to say it didn't start great...
We had an early morning start with everyone arriving at Southend Airport for 5.30am for our flight to Malaga. Unfortunately myself, Tommo (Adam Thompson), Cokes (Ben Coker) and Will Atkinson turned up THREE minutes late (yes, only three minutes) which resulted in a little fine from the Gaffer, safe to say it wasn't a great start to the tour!
We arrived in Malaga and made the short journey to our hotel, we stayed here last pre-season and the facilities brilliant for us to get fit and raring to go for our first game of the season against Gillingham on Saturday 6th August. We had a nice bit of food then we were sent to our beds to rest up ready for the evening training session which was a light one to get us going involving a head tennis competition which of course Mr John Barrett aka Adam won.
It was a gentle start to what we know is going to be a very tough week in the 30 degree heat.
More updates to come