SQUAD FLY HOME FROM SWISS BASE
Malky Mackay's Cardiff City squad are back in Wales after a productive week's training in Nyon, Switzerland.
The seven day stay in the shadow of the Swiss Alps on the banks of Lake Geneva allowed new and younger players to blend into the group; but, more importantly, it enabled the City coaching and medical staff to kick-off their pre-season programme in the ideal way.
Everything is meticulously planned, with discipline key. During the week the lads had double sessions every day, except for one afternoon off for a team-bonding session.
Here are some pictures from the final day of the training camp, with exclusive coverage to follow on Cardiff City Player. We hope you've enjoyed our coverage from Switzerland - matters now turn to the run of UK based friendly fixtures starting this Saturday at Forest Green Rovers.
Cardiff City Football Club wish to thank the staff at La Barcarolle Hotel, FC Nyonnais and UEFA for their fantastic facilities, accomodation and hospitality during the week.
The Gaffer checks his messages ahead of the morning's session...
...before taking his more accustomed spot on the field of play
FC Nyonnais' stadium acted as the perfect surroundings for a week of hard work...
...spirit encapsulated perfectly by Craig Conway who looked very impressive throughout
David Marshall enjoyed working with new collegue Joe Lewis as well as Elliott Parish and Jim Hollman
U21 coach Kevin Cooper played a central role each day as part of Malky's coaching setup
Filip Kiss executes a perfect challenge on Mutchy
Geneva-based City fan John Evans dropped by to wish the Gaffer and the boys the best for 2012/13
Performance Analyst Enda Barron joined Kit-man Ian Lanning on the long drive home from Nyon to Cardiff
Joe Ralls celebrates the end of a tough week with a slug of Powerade
Whitts and Darcy waiting for the coach back to the hotel
Job done: Filip Kiss and Craig Conway depart Stade Nyonnais for the final time this summer