Boss delighted by first day fitness levels
SHRIMPS' boss Jim Bentley says he is delighted by the fitness levels of his squad after they reported for pre season training on Wednesday.
He said: "The first day was about getting the squad together and having some baseline fitness tests before starting in earnest on Thursday.
"We tested all the lads and not one of them came back heavier than when the last season finished. Each player had an individual summer fitness programme and they all did their programme and more.
"That is really important because it means they can hit the ground running over the next few days which will be tough.
"We will be working on a very similar programme to what we have done over the past couple of years.
"We have always started the season well and it would be wrong to try and change it too much. It will be tough but that is what pre season is about.''