SIMON GRAYSON got a valuable look at both his new squad and the Galpharm Stadium pitch as he staged his first training session as Huddersfield Town manager.
The 42-year-old and his right-hand men Glynn Snodin and Ian Miller – reunited after the trio worked together at Leeds – put the players through a two-hour work-out before the group had lunch at Canalside.
It marked the start of the build-up to Saturday’s big home game against Exeter City, when Town will aim to get their season back on track with a first win in four League I games.
“Like a lot of managers, I’m at my happiest when I’m out on some grass working with the players,” said Grayson, who has pledged to give every squad member an equal chance after his appointment on Monday.
“I’m very happy with the squad I have inherited, and it’s good to be back in action and building towards a big game.”
Town will be keeping tabs on promotion rivals Stevenage, their opponents next Tuesday, when they head for Notts County tonight.
It’s Keith Curle’s first match in charge of the Magpies, while Stevenage showed their prowess by holding Tottenham to a goalless draw in Sunday’s FA Cup fifth-round clash at Broadhall Way.