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NICKY ADAMS ON THE CHALLENGES FACED BY PLAYERS

Club Captain says players are ticking over and waiting to see when football may resume

19 April 2020

Nicky Adams says this is a very unusual time for the players as they try and keep themselves fit ahead of any potential resumption in the season.

"It is a very strange situation and it is difficult for everyone," he said.

"Football is such a big part of so many lives when it gets taken away it is difficult. Not knowing when we can come back is also difficult, but we understand that health and safety is the most important thing. Hopefully in the next few weeks we will be on the right side of things and we can start looking forward.

"We are doing fitness work at home to keep ticking over. It is difficult when you are used to training in a group and it is a really tough mental challenge, I am looking back to when I had a bad injury and I was out for a long time. I was training on my own then and I am using that as a similar experience to fall back on. We are just getting on with it, we are ticking over and making sure we are ready for when the call comes.

"We will need a mini pre-season before we start again. The tempo football is played at, you can't just go straight in to it because there would be a huge risk of injury and with over a thousand players out of contract at the end of June it is not fair on them to ask them to do that, they are potentially risking their future employment.

"Then you are looking at squeezing a lot of games in to a short period of time, it is such a difficult situation and there are no easy answers. You won't be able to keep everyone happy but that is the way it is."


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