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Rolls: So Far It's Been Really Good
Friday, 2nd Jul 2021 15:07

New Blues director of performance Andy Rolls says the early stages of pre-season have gone really well.

The first-team squad returned to Playford Road for testing on Saturday with pre-season training proper having subsequently got under way.

“The days of them coming back needing to lose weight, those days are gone," Rolls, who joined the club in May having left Bristol City the previous month, told iFollow Ipswich.

“They’ve all looked after themselves well over the summer. No one has come back that we’re worried about.

“Anyone with any little niggles has been in over the summer. We’ve got nothing to report so it’s nice and quiet at the moment.

“It’s going really well. We’re working hard and we’ve got a new group together. So far, it’s been really good.

“At the minute, we’re doing two days on, one day off and there’s three sessions a day. As we get nearer to the later games in pre-season, we’ll adjust it to our normal week.

“There’s often a debate of whether to do five or six weeks, we’ve come in for six weeks of pre-season. It’s a gradual process but is quite aggressive because we want to have a fit squad of players.

Although that is a game [at Dartford], it’s only really another training session. There will be some objective measures set by the gaffer in terms of what he wants to get out of that game nearer to the time. It’s just part of the training routine.”

Photo: ITFC

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markchips added 15:23 - Jul 2
Hope he doesn't push them too hard otherwise we will struggle to get a team out.

rfretwell added 15:52 - Jul 2
Even Norwood???!!

Bazza8564 added 15:53 - Jul 2
Our injury problems historically have been a worry. Lets hope this new team have a more successful approach than the last one !

jaykay added 16:14 - Jul 2
there was me thinking you were talking about the refreshments at the training ground

vanmunt added 16:16 - Jul 2

In fairness Norwood does look quite lean in the training pics.

drewcudders1963 added 16:27 - Jul 2
A fully fit ITFC squad should make the play off's minimum this season.... quality signings so far, plus quality previous squad players means we should be an excellent team this season...

Dog added 21:23 - Jul 2
Drewcudders - everyone around the club is targeting promotion, so i completely agree, play offs should be a minimum. We were half a dozen points or so off the play offs last season with the worst team in living memory. So with the quality signings, fitness regime, scientific data etc we have to aim high, especially with the fixtures early on to get momentum.


Crinkle59 added 21:44 - Jul 2
Hey Dog I'm still alive you youngsters have no idea what we paid to watch in the late 40's ha ha BUT it was exiting! they even RAN about !

Crinkle59 added 21:47 - Jul 2
I should have added remember a taxi called at pubs to pick some of the players up before the match!!

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