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Enjoying new ideas

7 July 2013

Danny Higginbotham has been impressed with the input and ideas of manager David Weir and his coaching team.


On Saturday, Higginbotham was part of the team that recorded a 1-1 draw with Cowdenbeath in the second of United's three-match tour of Scotland.


The draw was also the second game of new boss Weir and his support staff, which includes assistant managers Lee Carsley and Adam Owen.


"The training sessions, both at home and in Scotland have been great," said experienced Higginbotham. "The coaches involved have only recently finished their playing careers and they know what gets the best results.


"Our sessions have been football-orientated, which is great. The lads are looking in good shape and that's a result of us enjoying training.


"The manager and the coaching team have their ideas and we are trying to get on the same page, we've got a few weeks before the start of the season and everything is being planned around being ready for when we face Notts County."


Higginbotham partnered Harry Maguire in central defence in the first half of Saturday's draw at Central Park. Chris Porter gave United the lead before Jordan Morton levelled for Cowdenbeath in the second period.


"It was a good test, just our second game, and it was enjoyable. The aim is to get minutes on the pitch into all the lads but with a new manager and a clean slate, everyone is trying to make an impression."


United's final match of their Scotland tour is at Raith Rovers on Wednesday evening, 7.30pm kick-off.


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