Danny Grainger delivered good news and bad news to the Reds squad this week.
He gave them Saturday off, with no game or training scheduled, but there was a small price to pay in that Thursday’s session would be tough, very tough.
Drafted in to provide an army-type training session, Ally Morrison tested the players’ physical and mental state to the limit with a series of challenges including sand-bag carrying, boxing, skipping, moving a giant tyre (and dragging a smaller version), shoving a heavy sledge, carrying two water containers over a distance, various weights related exercises, vaulting over a hurdle, work with a medicine ball and all that after a three mile warm-up road run.[ngg src=”galleries” ids=”15″ display=”basic_slideshow”]
But, as has been the case in every training session this summer, the players knuckled down and came through the ninety minute session with flying colours and it is hard to recall a fitter squad going into the new season.
Reds will undergo two conventional training sessions this week before travelling to Radcliffe for their seventh away game of the summer next Saturday.