Hello from Shanghai. We have been here now for just over a day and after a long 11 hour flight the players have recovered well and will be ready to play Tuesday evening.

Hydration is a major issue in travel and I am happy that out of 18 squad members only 1 was dehydrated post flight. The players are mindful of their hydration status and I also believe the use of Gastrolyte helped this situation.

On such a flight players were also advised to be mobile thus we stretched regularly during the trip and as it was a day flight normal sleeping was able to follow the flight.

This morning we had a recovery session (mobility circuit) and then an evening session so I am happy with the present situation. As much as possible on away games you must take the issues of being away out of the equation.