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The Lindabrunn Sportschule in Austria is providing the perfect surrounding for the Millers' pre-season, according to boss Paul Warne.
Warne, who selected Austria as his preferred pre-season destination, is currently leading his squad into day four of the week-long stay in Lindabrunn, with a game on site against Soproni VSE of Hungary this Saturday to follow (5pm local time, 4pm GMT).
After several mornings of greulling hill running, Warne has also presided over two training sessions a day, plus evenings in the classroom as he looks to have his troops as prepared as possible for the big kick off against Fleetwood on August 5th.
Warne, and his staff, have hailed the working environment at Lindabrunn, with the exclusivity of the complex a huge tick in the box for the Millers boss.
"I have been really pleased with the lads so far," Warne told www.themillers.co.uk
"I like the fact that at the camp we are at, we are the only people here. It isn't a holiday camp, it is a training camp so that's what these facilities are for. There is nothing fancy or gimmicky about it, it is just a hard working environment which was exactly what I wanted.
"The lads have trained really hard. I know that they are tired because when I went to bed last night, I felt tired. I went to sleep really quickly and I haven't even done much. I know how hard they are working.
"They are doing really well, they are a good group. I really like the group and they have bonded really well. I think it is a good sign. They are all buying into what we are trying to do, they are playing for the badge which is great."
Meanwhile, Warne is continuing to work hard behind the scenes as he looks to add at least one more body to his squad.
Whilst not ruling out more over the coming weeks, Warne admits he is pleased with the way his roster is shaping up after netting six new arrivals during the close season.
"I am still trying to push another one over the line, which will give me two players in every position," he added.
"Possibly over the next few weeks it might become apparent that we are lacking in something. At the moment we are looking pretty strong, but with all due respect we have only played two games of pre-season. When we play better opposition it may tell us that we need to strengthen. At the moment though, our glass is half full."