Date: 18th July 2017 at 8:17am
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No, I’m not going all musical, which I’m sure ‘getting to know you’ is, I’m merely referring to Peter Whittingham and his comments regarding getting to know his new teammates better during Blackburn’s recent tour.

Whittingham, who became the first signing of the Tony Mowbray era, has reflected on Rovers’ week in Austria and the hard work put in on the training pitch will pay off along with the benefits of getting to know his new colleagues too.

An important period ahead of the upcoming season, Whittingham told the Official Website this, along with ‘a lot of running’, can be central to the campaign ahead.

‘It’s really good to meet the boys, spend time with them, and getting to know people who you are hopefully going to be spending time playing with this season. It’s massive to be with everyone and getting to know people. That, and a lot of running. It’s been a tough week, I don’t think anyone will be denying that, it’s been really hard in aspects, and the game was bit of a relief.’

Adding: ‘For me as a newcomer getting to integrate with the whole of the squad was great. It’s been tough the running, it doesn’t get easier as you get older, but it needs to be done and we’re ready for the season now.’

With the formalities of getting to know your new teammates, along with their good (and bad) habits, after working on the fitness the next stage will be tactical and adapting during a game situation as Rovers move closer to the League One campaign.

He said: ‘Early doors it’s about fitness, getting the lungs back and see how you’re getting on. As the pre-season progresses it’s about how you are going to adapt to certain situations and results.’

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