MANAGER Andy Ritchie is delighted with pre-season work so far as Town get ready for their first match.
The squad will play a practice match among themselves tomorrow in readiness for Wednesday’s first friendly against AFC Emley at the Welfare Ground (7.30).
Ritchie’s squad have been on monitors to check their fitness – Andy Booth is pictured above doing his test – and the manager said: “The lads have responded really well to what we’ve done and I’m delighted with them.
“Their fitness levels have been logged from a 15-minute test on the treadmill, when they have to wear a mouthpiece mask, and it enables us to judge exactly how much work each individual needs to do on the training ground.
“It’s a very accurate check and, hopefully, it will help us keep the lads as fit and fresh as possible throughout the season.”