Mark Kitching has told iFollow that he has worked hard over the summer to make sure that he's fit and ready for the pre-season schedule.
Speaking in Tenerife, he commented: “Everyone has come back flying. I feel really fit and strong, so hopefully I can kick on. I’ve come back fitter than I ever have done and I can’t wait for the season to start.
“During the summer, we’ve got two and bit months off, so for the first three weeks I just chilled out, then since then I’ve been training hard over the summer – going on runs and getting into the gym etc to try and get as fit as possible so that I could come back and hit the ground running.”
And Kitching says he’s enjoying the week in Tenerife: “It’s going really good so far, I’m really enjoying it. It’s good for everyone to get away and get bonding.
“The Gaffer wants you to give 110-percent and you’ve got to do it, but all the lads are doing well so far.
“Training out here is a lot different to training back home. It’s more mentally draining, as well as physically, as we’ve got the sun to contend with. It’s about keep hydrated and looking after yourself, so that when you get on the training pitch you’re ready to give 110-percent.”
Watch the full interview on iFollow.