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Great First Week For Brown

Great First Week For Brown

Manager Phil Brown has said that it's been a great first week back in training as far as he's concerned and he couldn't be more pleased with the playing squad for their efforts.

With the players returning on Tuesday, Brown says that they have looked very bright and very sharp especially as we've had some good weather which always helps, and he's been pleased with how quickly he has been able to escalate the intensity of sessions owing to how fit the players have returned from their holidays.

In fact he told the Official Site that he didn't believe they could be in a better position fitness wise ahead of our trip to Spain on Sunday.

'It's been a very good week. As the manager, I've got to try and make sure the players don't peak too soon and exert all their energy too early. That's not just for pre season, that is for over the course of the campaign, but I've been very pleased with their efforts so far.'

Brown goes on to say that we have a group of lads who are naturally very fit anyway, but the delight for him is that despite having had six odd weeks off, they have come back pretty much in the condition they all left in, so not only have they all sensibly followed their close season fitness programmes, but he feels that as well as obviously getting a very good rest, they have all been really focused when it comes to letting their hair down and when doing so, by how much, which he feels is a massive testament to them and their desire to do well, as although you don't expect players to come back in 10 stone heavier following pre season thesedays, I don't think managers comment often that players return roughly in the same fitness condition they left with.

'The footballs came out on the second day and they all got their touch in very early, they're in good shape for Spain. It's been a tough first week with the heat here, but it's going to be even hotter over there!'

Having made the same trip this time last season, Brown says our planning and handling of the conditions this time round will be far better owing to what we learned.

'We played a game at 10.30am in Spain last season and the conditions were almost unbearable, so we've learnt from that. We'll be doing triple sessions out there, with the first one very early in the morning, a gym or swim session in the afternoon and then a very late night session.'

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Writer:Shrimper79
Date:Friday July 4 2014
Time: 9:26PM

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