Notts County confirm pre-season tour of Finland

Notts County have confirmed that they will be travelling to Finland as part of their pre-season preparations next month, ahead of the start of the 2013/14 campaign.

The Magpies will play three games during an intense ten-day tour, including matches against Palloseura Kemi Kings, Tervarit Dream Team and a fixture against Finnish top-flight and 2012/13 Europa League side JJK.

First Team Coach Andy Watson visited the sport complex last month and told the Official Site how impressed he was with the accommodation.

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He said: “The pitches and the facilities are good and it will give us a good base for the tour. It will be an ideal place for the lads to train with a gymnasium on site, beach nearby and places where we can do cross country runs to get that fitness up.

“The three games that we have arranged will be tough. The season has already started over there, so they will be match fit. It will be a good test to see where we are with our own match fitness and sharpness.

“Kemi is a lovely, small town. I’m sure if any Notts supporters were looking to make the journey across and support the lads at the games, then they will be made to feel most welcome.”