Manager Brian Barry-Murphy has confirmed that Luke Matheson, who has joined the Club on a full-time basis this summer after signing his scholarship, has gone out to Portugal with the squad.
“Luke is very much part of the first team squad," said BBM.
“He is with the club full-time now, so that’ll make a big difference to how he progresses. Education is obviously a very important part of his life and he’ll continue with that, but the fact that he’s in on a daily basis will be a big help to him in terms of football career. He’ll do that alongside his education, and we’ll make sure he does both adequately.
“It’s great to see him in amongst our players on a daily basis and I feel that can only help him being surrounded by such experienced and different styles of players. I think he’ll flourish the longer he’s with us and the week coming up in Portugal is a great opportunity for him to get that type of experience.”