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Stephen feels at home

10 July 2013

Stephen McGinn has enjoyed his week at 'home' and says he already feels comfortable with his new surroundings.

The midfielder, signed last month, following his release by Watford, is no stranger to the area where the Blades are based in Scotland, but he admits he has just concentrated on his football and getting to know his new team-mates, despite being close to his home.

Speaking ahead of the third and final fixture of the tour against Raith Rovers on Wednesday evening, McGinn feels the trip up north will prove to be invaluable in the months ahead.

He commented: "My family home is just across the water from our training base, less than ten minutes away, so it is a little like home from home.

"It has been enjoyable, the lads cannot believe how hot it has been it puts to bed the idea that it rains all year round in Scotland! The weather has made training hard work but, no doubt, it will benefit us.

"Pre-season trips are great to enable new lads to get to know the rest of the squad, particularly working, recovering and eating together constantly, and I have felt very welcome already.

"The tour has been good and, no doubt, when we head off back down the road, the work will intensify even more ahead of the first competitive game of the season."

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