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'Squad in terrific condition' - Pressley

1 July 2013

The City boss reviews the first few days of pre-season and he has already seen some good early signs...

It may be the early stages of pre-season training but Coventry City manager Steven Pressley has already been impressed by 'the attitude and application' of the City squad.

With the first day of pre-season on Friday, the squad has already undergone a series of fitness tests to determine the state of their fitness in preparation for the 2013/14 League One season. 

The players did a football conditioning session this morning as Pressley looks to increase the amount of ball-work the squad do in training.

The City boss had the players doing short 10 minutes matches and he hopes to see more encouraging signs with every training session that goes by.

Pressley said: "The attitude of the players has impressed me and they have come back to pre-season in terrific condition, and that is really pleasing.

"We have had a football conditioning morning today and the signs were there. The application has been very good and the body composition tests were good as well.

"The early signs have been very good and I expect to see the levels of play, skill and fitness continue to increase with every session which happens.

"We have everything planned out to what the players will be doing, and to what we expect from the players."

with the squad flying out to Holland in just under two weeks to playThe Sky Blues have a full pre-season schedule lined upWillem II, Heracles Almelo and Go Ahead Eagles.

With the first pre-season test against Nuneaton Town just 13 days away, the City manager wants to see the 'application, focus and desire' increase.

He continued: "We have worked very hard over the summer to make sure these players will be ready for the start of the season in the best possible condition.

"They have a strength and conditioning session this afternoon. They will be pushed harder but the professional approach has been brilliant.

"I always look for application, focus and desire, and even though the players haven't played for a couple of weeks now, the quality I have seen has really impressed me.

"It will continue to improve as the weeks go by and that is all part of the plan to get the players ready."

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