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6 June 2013

Tayls steps up his rehab by joining the Brazilian gymnastics squad in a session at Pipers Vale Gymnastics club

The hard work continued for Paul Taylor this week, as he stepped up his rehabilitation programme by performing a circuit of exercises at Pipers Vale Gymnastics club.

The Town striker, currently recovering from a foot injury, has targeted the beginning of pre-season to make his Blues return, after being ruled out of action since last September.

To hopefully speed up his recovery, the 25-year old has been putting in extra hours with Gymnastic coaches Andy Wood MBE and Elaine Wood, as well as working intensively with Town’s assistant first-team physio Alex Chapman.

We joined the former Peterborough man at his most recent session, where he found himself training alongside the Brazilian junior female gymnastics squad.

“I’ve been coming to the gymnastics club for over eight weeks now and it’s been really beneficial so far,” Tayls told the Club website.

“I’m put through a series of stretching exercises and there’s a lot of plyometric action involved, such as trampolining, and then I will work with Alex on a number of ball drills.

“I’m working hard to get back to full fitness and the foot feels good. I’m aiming to be back for the start of pre-season all being well.”

Head coach of the Pipers Vale Gymnastic club, Andy Wood MBE, echoed the views of Paul and admits he’s pleased to help out Town any way they can.

“We are delighted to be working with Ipswich Town and we’re happy to offer our facilities and coaches to the Club,” Andy told us.

“Paul has been with us for quite a while now and it’s easy to see the progress he has been making. He’s working hard and is always happy to get involved with any drills and exercise we put to him.

“We’ve also been helping David October with his recovery from injury, so working with Ipswich Town is something we welcome and we are proud to be involved with the Club.”


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