DIRECTOR of rugby Alan Solomons is eyeing up another training camp in Spain as he looks to “bond” his new-look squad ahead of the 2019-20 campaign.

Worcester Warriors spent a week in Valencia last year as part of their pre-season preparations and Solomons is aiming to go there again this summer.

The players report to training at Sixways on July 1 after a six-week break.

Solomons then plans to travel to Spain with his squad later that month as he looks to steadily crank up their fitness regime before the new season kicks off in late September.

The Warriors boss said the trip would also be a great opportunity for his summer signings to get to know their new team-mates and coaches better.

“We will definitely have a pre-season camp and are looking at Spain again,” Solomons said.

“It actually suited us well last year. We will probably have it at a different time but those camps are very good as everybody is in the same place at the same time.

“You get a lot done but I also think that it bonds the squad as well especially with your new guys coming in.

“They will meet everybody when they arrive and then we will probably go off to camp after a few weeks.

“That is probably an even better way to do it as everyone is a little bit more comfortable with each other and then when they go to the camp that is when there will be a really good opportunity to bond.”

Last year’s camp saw the players get put through their paces by the club’s conditioning and coaching staff in sweltering weather.

But Solomons insisted the “downtime” also proved effective as his charges enjoyed some time away from training.

“I thought the location and the facility there was very good,” Solomons said.

“Obviously the weather was very good and pretty reliable.

“The hotel was really nice and had a pool which was close to the beach. The lads enjoyed it which was also very important.

“They are going to work hard but, when they have their downtime, they must also enjoy that too.”

Solomons was delighted with the fitness of his players this season as Warriors came from behind to win a number of matches.

And he was keen to build on that under head of performance Johan Pretorius.

“Johan has done a brilliant job,” Solomons said.

“We are a well-conditioned team and have learnt to fight until the end. There is more work we can do but we have got a lot more resilient and we are a fitter side.”