New ​Blackburn Rovers manager Owen Coyle is confident ahead of the upcoming campaign in the Championship and has revealed that his first few days back in training with his new club have been "great", as reported by the Lancashire Telegraph.


Following a successful first week, Coyle and his new team will complete a six day training camp in Austria, starting on Monday.

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“It’s been great. Weather-wise it’s not been great, but the actual work they’ve got through has been terrific.


“Their attitude has been second to none. They’ve come in looking forward to the work, getting about it, getting themselves, first and foremost, physically ready.


“We’ve had the ball out as well, so it’s been great.


“I’ve really enjoyed being out there with them and I think they’ve enjoyed it was well," Coyle said.

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The Scotsman will be looking to improve his side's fitness and sees this trip as a perfect opportunity to build his teams chemistry when taking on SV Reid in a friendly match at the Keine Sorgen Aren in Ried im Innkreis.


“When you do the pre-season, whether it be at home or abroad, it’s important each day you’re continuing to get physically stronger, you’re continuing to understand the demands mentally of what it is to be a professional player at a very high level, and equally then we start to get the ball moving a bit more, culminating in a game.


“We just look to build up the fitness levels - that’s what pre-season is designed for.


“We start trying to get the players the necessary game time for the season starting proper.


“Austria is a great opportunity to get the group together for that week, probably living out of each other’s pockets, if truth be told.

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“They get to know the new players in terms of their personalities, and we continue to build and foster that team spirit, and look to get that bond.”

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