Moses Odubajo has reflected on a tough but rewarding return to Middlewood Road.
The Wednesday squad returned to phased training on Monday, involving small groups and adhering rigidly to government and EFL guidelines.
Talking us through his experiences of phase one so far, Odubajo said:
“It was tough, especially in the sun!
“I thought it would be tough but maybe not as much as hard as it was on Monday but it gives us a good base and an idea where we are all at fitness-wise.
“Hopefully within the next couple of weeks, if things are lifted further, then we could have kind of due back dates in terms of when the league will finish – that will help us mentally to know the date everyone is working towards.
“But the lads have kept fit, you could see that and all that work is in the bank at the end of the day.
“We started with a few tests to see where we were at with fitness, there was ball work - a kind of slow leg burner - and then after another running drill, back to ball work, back to a running session and finish with ball work.
“So there was a good mix on the first day to blow the cobwebs away.
Mood at the beginning of training tomorrow ➡️ mood after training 😅😅 pic.twitter.com/UkCQqeZtFm— Moses Odubajo (@Moses_28) May 24, 2020
“There are groups of four, everyone allocated different times and my group was with Alessio Da Cruz, Jordan Rhodes and Liam Palmer – and as we leave, others were arriving so it’s nice to obviously see the boys again having not seen them for a while in person.
“On the pitches to the right, you could see other groups working which was nice so in the next few weeks it will be good to see things lifted slowly and as a team come back together.”
The two-month stoppage of football has also afforded time for Odubajo to reflect as he explained:
“I’ve had time to reflect so this period has given me time to review and reflect on things I can do better and will do better.
“I also started building a gym in the garage and that has kept me busy too and since then, I’ve been able to do a lot more in terms of weights, like I would ordinarily do at the training ground.”