DEFENDER Alan Dunne has described Millwall's warm-weather training camp in Portugal as one of the most enjoyable weeks of his career.
The Lions, who fly home late on Friday afternoon, have been doing three training sessions a day as new boss Ian Holloway makes his mark on the squad.
And Dunne believes Millwall will return to England "fitter, stronger and sharper" after five days of intense fitness work in the Algarve.
"The hotel is fantastic and the facilities are unbelievable," Dunne said. "It's been extremely hard work but also one of the most enjoyable weeks in football I've ever had.
"We have learned a huge amount in a week and the new manager has been adding different things to our game. He's trying to improve everyone's fitness and overall game.
"The weather has been good, the pitches are decent, there is a gym, pool and a spa, the food is fantastic, but we haven't had much time to relax. It's been work and sleep.
"We had Wednesday afternoon off so that we could catch up on some rest, but then we went again on Thursday.
"We are working hard and enjoying being together. The team spirit is becoming really strong and there is a trust between the players and the manager.
"He has put three week's training into one. We will all be fitter premier-pharmacy.com/product-category/asthma/ when we get back, there is no doubt about that.
"I also think it has sharpened our minds because the first six months of the season were a bit erratic. Now things are structured, there's discipline and we're looking stronger.
"I really can't say that I've had a better week during my career, I've really enjoyed it."
Holloway has combined training sessions with classroom-based video analysis.
"We have been doing morning and afternoon sessions on the pitch and then workshops with the manager in the evenings," Dunne explained.
"There has been video analysis and question and answer sessions.
"It's been really interesting. The manager has been showing us some of the things he knows and every player is getting something out of it. I can't praise it enough.
"He's shown us how other teams have done certain things and what he wants us to work towards. He's studied the best teams in the world and wants to pass on that knowledge.
"He's got certain methods which have allowed us to train at a match tempo without making us run around a track. He's getting the running out of us in every session.
"We've been using heart monitors to make sure every player is working as hard as possible. If we had a game tomorrow, I would be scared to play against us. We're looking strong."