TOWN'S players have been put on a strict summer weight watch.
Peter Jackson's squad have left the McAlpine for the closed season and many are currently enjoying a holiday after a three-week extension to their season for the play-offs.
Orders have been issued by Jackson and physio Lee Martin, however, about fitness and conditioning for the start of pre-season training on Monday, July 5.
"When I came into the club last year I didn't think enough of the squad were fit enough, and that's something I'm keen to avoid this time," said Jackson.
"It is only a short summer break for us because of the play-offs, so the lads should just be well rested when they come back and not too much out of shape.
"They have all been given a programme to work to while they are away - it's not a tough one, just something to keep them ticking over - and they've all been warned that we're keeping a close eye on weights.
"Anyone who returns for training more than 2lbs or 3lbs over the weight they were when they left will be fined."
Physio Martin has provided additional exercise charts for a number of players, especially those who have undergone operations in the last 12 months - like Jon Worthington, Phil Senior and Lee Fowler.
"Lee will be in and around the club over the summer and if any of the lads fancy coming in to do a bit of work, he will be there to advise them," added Jackson.
"Quite a few of the younger lads have said they'll take a short break and then get straight back to work and that's encouraging.
"We obviously want to be as well prepared as possible for next season in the Second Division and we will be having a tough pre-season.
"I think our overall fitness has served us well this season and the bookies are already tipping us to be a mid-table side.
"From my point of view, I think it's important to make a good start and, if we can carry over the momentum from this season and keep the adrenalin flowing from Cardiff, then we are going to be fine.
"When you look at the promoted teams, I think they will all do well next time, so when you consider we took four points each off Doncaster and Hull and six off Torquay, we should be well set.
"It's vital we prepare well, though, and don't pick up injuries, but the lads will definitely be on a high after what's happened to us in the last few weeks."