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on Tuesday afternoon, directly from the squad’s warm-weather training base in spoke exclusively to Mark Hudson


.thThe Skipper has marshalled City’s defensive line impeccably this season, with table-topping City having conceded just two goals since defeat to Peterborough back on December 15


“We’re in good form at the moment, particularly after Saturday’s good win,” said Huds. 

“The pitch was awful at Blackpool and I obviously fell victim to it a bit as I turned my ankle during the first half. I came out after the break to give it a go but it wasn’t feeling good at all – it was quite bruised and swollen. So, I’ve been having a lot of treatment out here in Dubai with the physios the past couple of days to help the ankle heal.

"Like all of the lads, we’re recovering out here after a tough spell with some warm weather training and treatment. Physically and mentally, this week will do wonders for us I think; it’s great to be out here training hard in the morning and then relaxing in the afternoon in the pool or with some table tennis. Seeing the sun in the morning is a real benefit to us, especially with it so cold back home.”


And the City Captain had warm words for new team-mate Fraizer Campbell, with the striker expected to arrive at base later on Tuesday.


“Fraizer is due to join us this afternoon – he’s a great signing for us,” Huds continued. 

“I’ve played against him in the past and know what a good striker he is – after all, he achieved promotion with Hull a few years back. His signing is a boost for the second half of the season and he’s a great addition to the squad. He’s been in the England setup in the past year and his quality is undoubted.”


“I don’t miss that snow, I must be honest, but we’ll be back soon and continuing our preparation for our game against Leeds which we’re all looking forward to. We've a busy spell coming up and we're determined to keep up the standards we've set."The squad return from the United Arab Emirates to UK climates this coming weekend, where the snow covered hills of South Wales will act as a marked opposite to the clement Dubai climates. Huds added: