Scottish finalists training in La Cala

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Alan Doninger
John McGinn Hibs midfielder and supporter Alan Doninger at the training camp

There is no doubt that with the poor weather in certain parts of Europe, the Costa del Sol is becoming increasingly more popular as a place of training for football teams prior to big matches.

The latest visitors are Scottish Champions league team Hibernian who are staying at La Cala Golf and Spa resort and will be matched against Premier league opposition Ross County in the Scottish League Cup Final which is being played at Hampden Park on March 13.

In an interview on Hibs TV, head coach Alan Stubbs said that the players were brought out to La Cala for the training camp ahead of the Scottish League Cup Final, because of potential issues with the pitches at the Hibernian Training Centre.

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The recent weather has seen the pitches become soft and heavy, and Stubbs believed that the correct decision was to ensure that the players were ready and prepared for the final with no interruptions due to issues with training pitches.

There will undoubtedly be some “team bonding” time, but they came to Spain to ensure that they would be match fit for what to them is an important game as they haven’t won anything of note since 2007 and their hopes of being promoted to the Premier league have taken a tumble due to some recent losses.

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