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Video: Bryan Believes Tour Is Good For Morale

Joe Bryan is adamant the pre-season camps with Bristol City have helped the squad grow stronger as a group.

The two-week trip to Portugal is the second tour of the 21-year-old’s career after last season’s fortnight in Botswana and South Africa with most of the same crop of players.

City’s time in Africa showcased the high team morale at the club and Bryan feels it was the reason for last term’s double-winning campaign.

He told Bristol City Player HD: “We wouldn’t have been so successful last year if we didn’t enjoy spending time with each other.

“You are locked up in hotels and buses together for a long time and you have to get on.

“With the running we’re always digging each other through. Training with these boys shows the togetherness.”

City have enjoyed two matches in Portugal so far drawing both 1-1 with SC Farense and Europa League qualifiers SC Braga.

Almancilense are the final test Steve Cotterill’s men face before heading back to England, and Bryan believes the two weeks has been perfect preparation.

“I’ve enjoyed the whole lot – it’s been a good tour,” he said.

“Once we get back from Portugal, we’ve got the Yeovil game and then we’re straight into it.

“We’ve got the same bunch of boys and we now know that come the first week of August we’ve got to kick on again.

“We know our goals and we’re ready for the new challenge. We’re looking forward to it.”

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