Make Barnsley Chronicle My Home Page Close
Share this story

Reds rewarded with Spain trip after cup run

By matthew murray, Sports Reporter Friday 22nd February 2013
The Reds are off to Malaga for a training camp.

Barnsley's first team players will be rewarded with a trip to Spain after reaching the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.

 

The run, which will see the Reds face Premier League champions Manchester City on March 9, will earn the Reds close to £750,000 in prize money and ticket sales. If the Reds pull off a shock and win or draw with City, earnings will top £1million.

 

The squad will fly to Malaga after the Bristol City game and spend a few days training and building team spirit. They will return to England on Wednesday to prepare for the Bolton clash at Oakwell next Saturday.

 

Boss David Flitcroft told the Chronicle: “The board wanted to reward us for getting into the quarter-finals. With lots of Saturday/Tuesday games coming up it’s important we recover well.

 

We’ve picked a facility that is ideal for us. Our training pitches at Oakwell are very poor at the minute and I don’t want to train indoors and risk more injuries.”

 

Director Don Rowing said: “We said before the MK Dons game that we’d see how it went and after the result we think it’s only right to let them go to Malaga for a training camp."