Assistant manager Steven Rudd described last night’s final regular training session before the season begins as having an ‘extra edge’ to it.
Up at Cumbria Football Academy in Penrith, once again the squad were put through their paces, with boss Danny Grainger and his coaching team making sure preparations are spot on ahead of the campaign opener this Saturday at Borough spark.
Steven Rudd admitted:
Training has been excellent all pre-season.
But last night had the extra edge to it with lads knowing the first league game is now only days away – the intensity and quality was very high.
Players know we have competition for places, every player in the squad is more than capable of being in the starting XI on Saturday but, unfortunately, some are going to miss out.
They will all play their part over the next few weeks with a very tough set of fixtures.
Rudd has been at Borough Park for the majority of the calendar year, but it will Grainger’s first official outing in the Borough Park dugout.
Pickering Town are the Northern Premier League opponents, and Rudd reckons the squad are relishing getting the new term started.
Everyone is raring to go at the weekend, it’s great to be at home the first game of the season and we are desperate to get three points on the board.
It will be a tough game, I encourage all of our fans to come down and help be our 12th man in every home game this season to help the lads be successful!
An open training session will take place tomorrow evening at Borough Park, while kick-off against Pickering Town is at 3pm this Saturday.