#BoltOnTour: Liam Feeney on testing pre-season opposition

Winger speaks exclusively to the club website following his winning goal in the weekend's victory over FC Vestsjaelland

Liam Feeney believes the quality of Wanderers’ Scandinavia opponents will stand the side in good stead ahead of the new 2014/15 domestic season.

Having signed permanently for the club this summer following a brief loan spell from Millwall, Feeney netted the only goal of the game in Sunday’s 1-0 victory over Danish top flight side FC Vestsjaelland. 

And speaking exclusively to bwfc.co.uk following the final whistle in Slagelse, the 28-year-old admitted that although testing, the team are undoubtedly benefiting from their busy and varied pre-season schedule.

“We’ve had probably the hardest couple of weeks of a pre-season that I've ever had, but we’re all looking strong and better for it,” he explained. 

“Playing against Vestsjaelland was different. It’s always difficult playing against different cultures of football, and they certainly were that.

“They were very comfortable on the ball and were tough to break down for large parts of the game, but it was a good exercise because we’re going to come up against these kinds of games throughout the season.

“It was also another game towards dusting the cobwebs off and towards gaining that match sharpness which I feel is coming.

“We’re looking forward to the games coming thick and fast now and training has been first class. 

“The trip has definitely brought the squad closer together. It was a bit easier for me having been here already so I knew a lot of people, but it just reaffirms that team bond.

“You do spend a lot of time together, but it’s been good - we've had some great laughs, but we've been working really hard too.”

Also notching for the first time in the white of Wanderers at the weekend, Feeney hopes that his effort will be a sign of things to come for him.

“I was pleased to get off the mark - even though it’s only pre-season, it’s good to get into the habit of it and scoring goals is something that the manager wants more of from me.

He continued: “There’s a couple more hard days of training to come in preparation for the Mjallby game which I’m sure will be another tough workout but we’re looking forward to it before he head back to England.

“It will be good to play some games back at home too, but it’s been a really good trip so far and hopefully it continues in the same vein.” 

Watch back Liam's full post-match interview by clicking on the video below or HERE to be directed to the club's official YouTube site.

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