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Squad to report back for testing after following summer programmes

24 June 2019

The Northampton Town squad return to pre-season training this week.

The squad will report on Wednesday, with day one set to include a range of testing, as manager Keith Curle explained.

"All of the players, including those who joined us over the summer, have been given their off season fitness, strength and conditioning programmes to follow," he said.

"These programmes have been designed to ensure the players report back on Wednesday in the best possible shape and the testing will allow us to see exactly where the players are.

"I am very experienced and have done enough pre-seasons in my time to know where the players need to be and the continued progression they need to make.

"As a player, I played nearly 850 games and played on until I was almost 40. That only came about through fitness, hard work and strength and conditioning so I know all about looking after the individual needs of a player. In a squad of 20+ professionals, each player will be different, the areas they need to work on will be different and the rest and recovery they need will be different too.

"For us, it is about tailoring programmes to meet the individual needs of each player rather than just following generic programmes. Whether they are the youngest player in the group or the most experienced, each player has a programme that is suited ideally to their individual needs to ensure their strength and conditioning is the best it possibly can be and that is very important.

"We are looking forward to getting going."

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