We can confirm that the first-team squad will be travelling to Ireland for a pre-season training camp, to further preparations for the 2019/20 Sky Bet League One season.
The trip will see the squad depart on Monday, 8th July to the Irish capital.
As part of the training camp, the first-team will face St. Mochta’s FC in a pre-season friendly on Wednesday, 10th July (7:45pm KO).
Admission prices for the game will be priced at €5 for adults and free for children, with tickets available on the evening at the stadium (St. Mochta’s FC, Porterstown Road, Porterstown, Dublin 15. Ireland).
Talking about the training camp, Manager Graham Coughlan said, “Pre-season is a time to put in the hard yards that set the foundations for the season ahead.
“We originally had a local training camp in the pipeline, but for reasons out of our control, that environment wasn’t right to allow us to put in the essential work on the training ground that is needed at this time of year.”
“We understand that the trip has been arranged at short notice, but the opportunity to take the lads away, just for a few days, will aid in team bonding and boost the squad morale in the weeks ahead of the season starting.
“We will be getting the players as best prepared as possible for the new season and we believe that this trip will allow us to achieve that goal.
“We would like to thank St. Mochta’s for arranging to face us in a pre-season game, that will help us get more minutes into the squad as we edge closer to the start of the season.”
Rovers begin their pre-season season schedule against Yate Town on Saturday, 6th July at Lodge Road (1pm KO).