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Wolves to return to Marbella for warm weather training

Wolves are set to return to Marbella to help banish their FA Cup blues.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side will fly out to southern Spain immediately after Saturday’s Premier League game at Southampton for a few days’ training in the sunshine, before returning next Thursday to prepare for the visit of Brighton on Easter Saturday, April 20. The trip has been planned for a month.

Nuno has previously taken his players away to the Costa del Sol resort this season, after the FA Cup fourth round replay win against Shrewsbury. They returned to rescue a point in a 1-1 draw against Newcastle in a run that saw them draw at Chelsea, beat Cardiff and knock Bristol City and Manchester United out of the Cup.

Last season the Portuguese coach took his squad to Marbella and it had an even more positive effect.

Following the 2-0 home defeat to Nottingham Forest on January 20, Wolves returned refreshed from a few days in the sun and reeled off three straight wins, beating Ipswich 1-0 away, Sheffield United 3-0 at home and QPR 2-1 at Molineux.

Wolves players trained every day, and, at the time, Nuno explained the benefits of the trip.

It was a decision that we made to go to a camp and work in a different environment,” said the head coach.

One of the issues, of course, is the weather. We need vitamin D, we need the sun. We need to work in an environment with better weather conditions.

The other point is we’re going to stay together for more time, we’re going to spend 24 hours a day with each other, only us.

It’s a full week, 24 hours a day, seven days a week so I think it will be very good for us, and positive.”