Speaking after Crystal Palace U23s' thrilling 3-3 fightback against Ramsgate, Ryan Inniss spoke about the benefits of a pre-season trip to Belgium with manager Richard Shaw and his teammates.
“We did three or four days in Belgium where we worked a lot on rotation in midfield, just tweaking little things with our shape. It’ll improve with games against different opposition and more time on the pitch.”
Reflecting on the game, Inniss was positive about the performance, as attention turns to next Saturday's game away to Bromley.
“There are definitely a lot of things to dissect from the game and that we can continue to work on - first and foremost, the goals we conceded were sloppy, but fixing that will come with fitness and sharpness.
“They’re a strong side, who’ve had one more game than us. Obviously the main focus is fitness and we’re happy to get through the game with no injuries to report."
Inniss, 24, who made his first-team debut in the EFL Cup against Swansea last season, also stated that seven under-23 players being taken on the first-team’s pre-season tour to Switzerland gave others the chance to step up.
“Of course, it’s a great opportunity for them. They’ll be working hard and hopefully they can get an opportunity over there. Six or seven going up to the first-team mean another six or seven coming through here with us."