Paul Gallagher is not only impressed with the new training facilities at Euxton but also thinks it could be beneficial for the morale of the group.
The PNE squad moved into their new Premier League standard training base on Tuesday morning and have been working there this week in preparation for Sunday’s game against Cardiff City.
It’s not just the squad who have relocated from Springfields, but also the employees of the football club have moved over from the offices at Deepdale.
Gally said: “It’s a great place and environment to come into. Everyone’s come down here from the stadium to the training ground so everyone’s under one roof and it’s that real togetherness that Preston North End Football Club have and I’m just looking forward to good times ahead.
“It’s a big enough area for everyone to go in and enjoy spending time together. The ice baths, the warm baths, the things that you need to prepare for big games, and what we find ourself in at the minute is games coming thick and fast.
“We have to be right mentally and physically and coming to the new training ground gives you fresh ideas as well so it’s a good time to be a Preston player at the minute.”
There’s many positives to take from moving to the new training ground, including the gym facilities and social areas for the players, but arguably the greatest benefit could well be the pulling factor that the impressive base could give the club when looking to bring players in.
Gally said: “I’ve seen players want to sign for clubs and they go to the training ground, they see it and don’t fancy it and go somewhere else where there’s a better training ground so it has a big pulling.
“You might see a young player who you want to sign for the future and they come in and look around the training ground and they think ‘yeah I fancy a bit of that, it’s nice facilities that’s where I want to ply my trade at’.
“A nice training ground brings hopefully quality players but at the end of the day it’s about what you do on the pitch.
“There’s no point having a nice training ground and not competing on the pitch, so as well as having a nice facility we need to get things right on the pitch and I think this season we’ve started really positively and I think we should have more points than what we have really.
“Going into the international break with a 4-2 win at Brentford, when usually we don’t do well at Brentford, especially when we’re 2-0 down at half time, we came back and win 4-2, so that brings confidence to the team then coming to a new facility like this is another bit of confidence so we’re looking forward to the next batch of games.”
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