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BOSS | PLAYERS WILL NEED TIME

14 April 2020

"It will be dangerous for players to be asked to go and play 90 minutes of football without a proper ‘pre-season'"

Paul Lambert says the authorities have to be mindful of the welfare of players when they set a timescale for a return to games.

Town were last in action against Coventry at the start of March and the players have not trained as a group for a month.

That ‘time off’ looks certain to go on for many more weeks yet with the Government indicating there will be no release on the current lockdown in the country.   

“The players would normally have six weeks off in the summer before returning to pre-season training,” the Town boss told the Club website.

“We don’t know when training will begin again but it’s going to be well past six weeks. It will be dangerous for players to be asked to go and play 90 minutes of football without a proper ‘pre-season’.

“You can use the squad and play some of the youngsters but they still need a decent time to get match fit.

“At the moment though, we can’t plan for anything but there are bigger things going on in the world anyway.

“It’s a worrying time for everyone. My mum and dad are back home in Scotland and I’ve not seen them since Christmas. I talk to them every day but it’s tough.”  


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