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A big thank you

21 July 2013

The football club would like to give a massive 'thank you' to all of the staff at Johnstown House Hotel for their help throughout City's stay last week for their trip to Ireland.

Phil Parkinson's men arrived safely back in England on Saturday evening after spending just under a week at the hotel based near Enfield in County Meath.

City will now return to their Apperley Bridge training base from Monday to prepare for their next friendly at Grimsby Town on Tuesday (23 July 2013) and the rest of their pre-season programme ahead of the kick off of their SkyBet League 1 campaign at Bristol City on Saturday 3 August.

Before doing so, however, the club would like to give special thanks to the delightful staff of Johnstown House, led by the hotel's ever-helpful manager Odhran Lawlor.

Parkinson said: "I'd like to thank Odhran and all of his staff because they have looked after us so well. Nothing has been too much trouble for them.

"The pitches have been excellent within the hotel grounds and the food has been first-class.

"It is a big responsibility to give to a hotel to make sure everything is spot on, but I've got to know Odhran over the years and I trust him that he will always produce for us. He has done great for us this week.

"I feel we are in good shape after our time in Ireland as we look forward with one eye on the start of the season.

"We are fit, we look strong, and we are all excited about the start coming up. There is certainly a level of anticipation around the squad."

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