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Hit the ground running

1 July 2014

The Owls reported back to Middlewood Road on Tuesday and Stuart Gray wasted little time in putting the players through their paces.

The first day of pre-season met with two sessions between a light lunch and set the tone for what the head coach insists will be a demanding summer schedule.

He told “We have schedules in place for the whole of pre-season, with everything geared towards that first game against Brighton on 9 August.

“We gave the players running drills this morning and got the balls out this afternoon and it’s been a good start.

“They all came back in good shape following the break and that’s a big positive.

“All the players had individual programmes and it was important they stuck to them and did the right things.”

The sun was shining at Middlewood Road – with temperatures around the mid-70s - which punctuated the players’ efforts as they completed the running drills first thing.

And that hard work is the key during the whole of pre-season said Gray, who added:

“You have to put the work in, it’s as simple as that. There are no hiding places.

“We have a long season ahead and the players must have that base of fitness.

“We’ve worked them hard today and that will continue right the way through this six-week period.”

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