McManus - Bhoys break a benefit
Celtic captain Stephen McManus is hoping a training camp in Spain will benefit the squad's title tilt.
Last Updated: 28/04/09 5:03pm
Celtic captain Stephen McManus is hoping a training camp in Spain will benefit the squad's SPL title tilt.
With the Bhoys out of the Scottish Cup, Gordon Strachan used the two-week break in the SPL to take his team to La Manga for a few days.
McManus has been struggling with an ankle injury of late and enjoyed the opportunity to train in a warmer climate.
The defender also believes his team-mates have returned to Glasgow feeling 'fresher and stronger' ahead of the run-in.
"Personally, I was able to enjoy some rest and rehab," McManus told Celtic View.
"I didn't do any heavy training, but was going on walks and jogs and was in the gym every day.
"It was basically what I would have been doing here, but in a much better climate.
"Time will tell how great a benefit it has been, but I think that the lads have come back from this fresher and stronger."
The Scotland international added: "It certainly wasn't a holiday.
"We were out working every day and it was just a normal week in that respect, so it was really good.
"Normally, we just wouldn't get the chance to do something like this.
"That's the first time I have been away in the middle of a season since I joined the first team and it's been brilliant.
"The facilities at La Manga were absolutely superb, the pitches were immaculate and the gaffer was able to do a lot of work and work some of the lads really hard. It was just what we needed."