Brighton & Hove Albion under-23 striker Danny Cashman is ready for a hard-working week on the training field, after completing day one of this week’s pre-season training camp in Portugal.
Simon Rusk’s team completed a pitch-based session on Monday morning, before heading to the gym in the afternoon, and Cashman is embracing his second successive pre-season trip with the under-23s.
He said, “It’s been good so far, it’s nice to kick the balls again and start preparing for our first pre-season game on Friday.
“The days will get longer and longer throughout the week, and they’re going to be hard because it’s hot out here.
“At first it’s quite hard for your body to adapt, but within a few days you’re used to it and you feel better after doing two sessions.
“It’s important to understand your body. Sometimes you might feel well enough to go out for a walk or sometimes you might feel it’s necessary to relax after a hard session.”
Cashman made three appearances for the Seagulls in the Premier League 2 last season, scoring a memorable goal in Albion’s 1-0 victory at Manchester City in February.
The 18-year-old is now hoping to create more special memories with the club, as he looks to feature more often for Rusk’s side during the 2019/20 campaign.
“I’m focused on enjoying my football this season and hopefully I can get some minutes under my belt for the under-23s.
“The boys were unbelievable last season, and it’s just about keeping to that standard of not quitting and fighting until the last whistle in every game.
“The Manchester City game last season was a prime example. We defended so well until the final whistle, and I was lucky enough to get in the right position to score the winning goal.
“I play this game for nights like that and hopefully we can have some more good results this season as well.”