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Push to the maximum – Joe

Joe Ironside says Harriers players are leaving nothing to chance in the early throws of pre-season…



Joe Ironside

JOE IRONSIDE knows putting in the hard yards know will bring benefits later down the line as Harriers players wrestle with the start of pre-season training.

The reds endured a testing day at Birmingham City University on Monday before a day at COSE on Tuesday – much of the rest of the week being spent at Lilleshall.

Neil MacFarlane is putting his players through their paces, but it’s hard work that’s well worth it according to Ironside, who says it’s all about digging in to reap rewards.

Reflecting on the start to pre-season he commented: “It’s tough when you do the runs and stuff, but you have to do it to get it in the bank.

“So, the harder your work in the season, the easier the season hopefully is.

“Pre-season is always tough but as long as everyone pushes to the maximum – which everyone will – that will be good.”

“Now we’re back in it has been a good few days so far…” Joe Ironside

And it’s not just the physical work that Ironside is relishing. He admits to having been ready and raring to go for some time prior to the restart.
“I was chomping at the bit to be honest, at the back end of the off-season, he added.

“Now we’re back in it has been a good few days so far so hopefully we can keep improving on our fitness levels.

“It’s good to get back and see the lads as you don’t really see them over the off season, so the group is back together.

“Obviously we’ve been able to meet the new manager and all the staff so that’s good – the gaffer will want his own ideas so hopefully we can click and do well.”


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