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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."