Date: 21st July 2017 at 3:55pm
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New signing James Meredith and Byron Webster have been speaking about Millwall’s progress across pre season so far as we head into our next batch of friendlies in the next few days.

Beginning with former Bradford defender Meredith, he told the official site that he felt the group had come back as more of a tight knit group following our week out in Portugal.

‘It was difficult with the heat – it was hot, really hot. Hotter than I expected. We’ve all got a nice tan! It was hard work, but good work. We’ve come back more together as a team and I know a bit more about all the lads and the way they play. It was really good getting to know everyone and also working on things tactically – I really enjoyed it.’

With three friendlies against Barnet, Stevenage and Granada Club de Futbol ahead of the Championship kick off this season, Meredith went on to say that everybody’s main focus was now on making sure we were prepared for Nottingham Forest on August 4.

‘The week away has stood us in good stead for what will be a tough Championship season. We also need these upcoming three games to prepare. But, I can’t wait to get going at Nottingham Forest now. I just want to get playing in the regular season and do the best I can.’

As for Webster, in his own interview he explained that he felt the final week of pre season would be the ‘perfect’ preparation for the year ahead.

‘I don’t know what the exact plans for the three games are, but I’m sure all of us will be due to get a couple of 90 minutes in. We’re all looking forward to the opening day at Nottingham Forest, but these games are important for fitness and shape – there will be times in the season where we’re forced to play three games in a short space of time, so this coming week will be the perfect preparation.’

The 30 year old is heading into his fourth year at The Den and he ended by saying that pre season was always the hardest part of a campaign for a player.

‘Pre-season is the hardest part for us. Once the season begins, with the games coming thick and fast, we have a routine of playing a game, recovering and then a bit of training. Pre-season involves a lot of hard training with not many games to break it up.’

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