Boro Player spoke to Gary Smith today and he admitted that the previous week hasn’t been ideal with poor weather conditions and a fixtureless weekend.
Snowy conditions have struck England of late, affecting clubs up and down the country, and whilst supporters are used to matches being postponed it can sometimes be easily forgotten that training is also disrupted.
Speaking on Thursday the manager first admitted “It has been a little bit difficult” before continuing “we have frozen pitches, there is still snow covering most of them as well, so it has been difficult to get any real continuity to the work.
“What we’ve been able to do, given the schedule that we have got, is give some of the guys a bit of an opportunity just to rest some weary legs. There are four of five players that have been carrying knocks that have been taken completely out of the training group and the rest of the guys have got through some decent work.”
He later added that the management team might be looking for a friendly to get game time into the players’ legs and said “What we’ve planned to do, at the start of next week, is to really get a good build up in towards Leyton Orient and that will include certainly one game for the first team and then possibly a second squad game so that everyone can feel a little bit better about themselves leading towards the following weekend.”
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