Preston head to 'unique' training facility in Spain as Ryan Lowe repeats Plymouth Argyle trip
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Preston head to 'unique' training facility in Spain as Ryan Lowe repeats Plymouth Argyle trip

Preston are heading on a pre-season trip to Spain as Ryan Lowe prepares for some warm weather training ahead of next season.

North End have been on trips like this in past but it’s usually to Ireland or even Scotland.

There were training camps to Austria in the Alan Irvine era too but fans have been left excited by a trip to Spain.

Preston are heading to Alicante on July 8th and return home six days later.

Talks are ongoing with a Spanish club over a potential friendly there with North End announcing the trip on Wednesday.

Lowe spoke to Preston’s official website about the trip, noting that he took his Plymouth Argyle squad to the same facility in 2019.

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“I’ve been there before; I took my Plymouth Argyle team there in our first year. It’s a place just outside of Alicante which is a fantastic complex, some fantastic pitches, a gym, an indoor pool. It’s got everything there that we need,” said Lowe.

That facility is the Real Club de Golf Campoamor Resort, just an hour outside of Alicante by car.

This was noted by the Plymouth Herald when Lowe took his team there thre years ago.

As you can tell by the name, the main focus is golf but the resort has an extensive sporting complex.

Visible on the resort’s website is a glowing description of the facilities, claiming there are the ‘best and most complete sports facilities’ available.

It’s added that the complex is ‘unique’ because of its high quality facilities and the layout of them.

The resort’s website also showcases a host of football clubs who have visited the complex in years gone by, including Lowe’s beloved Liverpool back in 2010.

Other English clubs like Coventry City, Hull City, Peterborough United and Wolverhampton Wanderers are also named.

Add in clubs like CSKA Moscow, Eintracht Frankfurt, Gent, Hoffenheim, Real Betis, Rubin Kazan and Spartak Moscow and the resort has welcome some major names over the years.

Even Spain, Russia and the Netherlands have sent their Under-21’s there whilst Poland and Austria’s senior teams have trained there too.

It seems that this facility is highly-regarded and Lowe was clearly satisfied enough in 2019 to take his Preston players there this summer.

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