Albion's manager looks ahead to this week's pre-season training camp.
Brighton & Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton says his squad have a strenuous week ahead of them at their private training camp in Tenerife.
The players are set to be put through their paces with up to three sessions a day, and Hughton believes the facility in the Canary Islands will be an ideal location to continue their preparations for the new season.
He said, “Generally the training camp programme doesn’t change too much. They’ll train hard on a lot of the days and sometimes there will be three sessions a day.
“There will probably be five days of training and then we’ll play an in-house game among ourselves on the Saturday.
“The main training is from Monday to Friday. On three or four of those days we’ll have one session at 7 o’clock in the morning, a 10.30 session and then a late afternoon session at around 4 or 4.30.
“That doesn’t really change too much and what we generally do is go somewhere different in most years. Sometimes when you go back to the same place, you might not be as fortunate with either the weather or the circumstances.
“We picked Tenerife, which will certainly be guaranteed to be hotter than where we were last year.
“But I’ve picked it because I know that part of the island and the facility we’re going to is very good.”
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The Seagulls boss says it will be his first time heading to the facility and highlighted what he hopes to achieve from the camp.
“It’s the first time I’ve been there and you listen to the information provided by people that have been there before.
“We know that some places you go the weather is going to be good. Last year, the weather in Tignes was good and it was hot there, but you never know.
“We’re guaranteed that it will be hot there, but on that side of the island there’s usually a nice breeze.
“It’s pre-season and it’s tough. There’s no point going if it’s not tough, but they’re [the players] used to it and generally we get out of it what we need to.
“This will be our second week of pre-season, and you want to get a very good base going into the further parts where you’re playing games and hope not to get any injuries.”