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2 July 2021

Director of performance reflects on early preparations for the 2021/22 campaign

Andy Rolls says that the first-team squad have looked after themselves well during the off-season and that there are no injury concerns so far following Town's return for pre-season training.

Day one of pre-season ahead of the 2021/22 campaign was on Saturday, with the Club's director of performance, Andy, overseeing proceedings.

With just over a week to go until the first game of the friendlies programme away at Dartford, Andy provided an update on the early stages of pre-season.

"The days of them coming back needing to lose weight; those days are gone," he told iFollow Ipswich.

"They’ve all looked after themselves well over the summer. No one has come back that we’re worried about. Anyone with any little niggles has been in over the summer. We’ve got nothing to report so it’s nice and quiet at the moment.

"It’s going really well. We’re working hard and we’ve got a new group together. So far, it’s been really good.

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"At the minute, we’re doing two days on, one day off and there’s three sessions a day. As we get nearer to the later games in pre-season, we’ll adjust it to our normal week. 

"There’s often a debate of whether to do five or six weeks, we’ve come in for six weeks of pre-season. It’s a gradual process but is quite aggressive because we want to have a fit squad of players.

"Although that is a game [at Dartford], it’s only really another training session. There will be some objective measures set by the gaffer in terms of what he wants to get out of that game nearer to the time. It’s just part of the training routine."

Watch the full interview with Andy on iFollow Ipswich.

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