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Irish trip update

17 July 2013

City's pre-season trip to Ireland moved into its third full day this Wednesday following the Bantams' 4-1 win over Airtricity First Division Athlone Town the previous evening.

Thankfully, no noticeable injuries were reported by any of the players post-match after the trip to Athlone. Trialist Raffaele De Vita did leave the pitch with ten minutes to go on Tuesday evening due to blisters but it is thought that the issue is nothing major for the Italian.

After taking part in either a gym or football session in the morning, the squad were given the afternoon off by Bantams boss Phil Parkinson to either relax in the hotel, play a round of golf at a local course or travel to Dublin for a spot of sightseeing.

Parkinson took the decision to give his players some free time to allow them the chance to rest a little after Tuesday's Athlone friendly and to enjoy a spot of something different while away in Ireland.

After giving his players some free time on Wednesday afternoon though, it will be back to work with a vengeance for Parkinson's players on Thursday.

A double session is planned for the squad, with the players likely to do a hard footballing session on the pitches situated at their hotel base in the morning and then some strengthening and conditioning exercises in the hotel's gymnasium in the afternoon.  

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