Barrow AFC boss Mark Cooper has given more details of the week-long Scottish training camp arranged for his players.

The Bluebirds boss, whose squad are back in pre-season training, will take his players to the renowned sportscotland National Training Centre Inverclyde in Largs, North Ayrshire.

The trip will begin on Sunday week with Cooper hoping it will lead to some important team bonding as well as some effective pre-season work.

The new Bluebirds boss, whose squad includes seven new signings, said the centre north of the border will provide a high-quality facility for a key part of his preparations ahead of the 2021/22 season.

“I like to take the squad away if I can, especially when you have a lot of new players coming into the group,” he said.

“I went to this facility with Bristol City in 1988 under Joe Jordan and I remember it being a really good trip and one I enjoyed, so it will be a bit of a journey down memory lane for me.

“I know that things will have changed since then but it’s a high-class base for us to work from for the week. With Covid-19, it’s been difficult to find somewhere so we’re lucky to have this opportunity.

“It’s not only good for getting things done on the training pitch but it’s also about bonding and having a laugh, so there’ll be some good times and a bit of fun combined with the hard work.

“I also think it is important to nail down the tactical stuff on what we know will be a pristine playing surface, so going up there will give us the chance to do some beneficial work on that.”