DANNY LENNON is confident St Mirren's Spanish sojourn will pay dividends when the new SPL season starts.
The Buddies boss has been putting his squad through their paces in Marbella ahead of the campaign, with the Paisley club jetting back to Scotland today ahead of their Renfrewshire Cup clash with Morton on Saturday.
"The players and staff have been delighted with the training camp," said Lennon. "The training pitch, accommodation and the excellent food have allowed the squad to focus on training and recovery.
"There have been many positives in the last week over in Spain, the facilities, weather and relaxed atmosphere have allowed all the players time to bond as a group and the new players and teenagers Ross Meechan, Sean Kelly and Thomas Reilly have fitted in really well."
After a summer of controversy and confusion, chairman Stewart Gilmour has issued a rallying call to fans to back Lennon's men from the stands next term.
He said: "We are pleased that the league formations are now clarified.
"We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the chairman and directors of the SPL as appointed on Monday and wish them well for the year ahead.
"We can now welcome the return to real football, starting this Saturday, and would encourage all St Mirren supporters to rally behind the club for the forthcoming season."