Striker John Iredale, winger Denis Genreau and forward Awer Mabil received their first senior call-ups to the national team.

Fullback Ben Garuccio and midfielder Kenny Dougall were also selected for the first time.

Arnold said the energy and enthusiasm of this new brigade caught his eye in Turkey.

"It was great for me and the coaching staff because we got to work up close with all the players and even the players who were at the World Cup," he said.

"The kids that we brought in, the fresh faces we brought in, did exceptionally well. They added a lot of energy to the training sessions, they added a lot of enthusiasm in and around the place and they had a fantastic week."

Arnold wants to build a strong bond with his players and says he will be contactable with them at all times.

"We want much greater communication," he stressed.

"We're here to help the players, not only myself in the football sense, but Andrew Clark and Phil Coles on the physical side of things if they're not getting what's required in clubland.

"Different clubs do things different ways and we're able to sit down with them and show them the way we want to do things to be able to play the style that we want to play.

"At the end of the day they've gone home with some great knowledge but also with all the contact details they need. Whenever they need us, we're there to help them."