Defender Harry Souttar spoke to the club after the first training session back at Poolfoot Farm since the nationwide lockdown.
The defender shared that the players missed each other during the lockdown, and they were all glad to be back training as a group.
“It’s good to be back and see all the boys. The lockdown has kind of dragged on a little bit, but it is great to see some the lads and get this base work in before, hopefully, two play-off games.
“I think everyone’s missed each other. Before everything got cancelled, and we went into lockdown, we were on a great run and had great camaraderie. I really enjoyed going to training, it wasn’t just work, I was a bond.
“We didn’t do anything to strenuous today. We got hold of the ball, did a bit of passing and some stretching. After that we did a variable bleep test, not at maximum, but just so we can get our heart rates up and all the boys got through it alright and everyone’s looking well.”
Souttar tried to pass the time well during lockdown, and managed to keep himself busy with the training regimes that the club’s sports scientists Jimmy Barrow and Youl Mawene gave the players
“We got a program from Jimmy [Barrow] and Youl [Mawene] to do whilst away. We had a bunch of different exercises to complete and for me, personally, I just tried to get through it as best I can.
“Mentally, I could with it fine. You have just got to be there for your friends and family as you don’t know what they’re going through. We had a group chat on WhatsApp, and everyone kept in touch. That’s one thing about this squad, we’re all together.
“I just tried to pass it as best as I could. Everyone was in the same situation, and it was not a nice one to be in, but hopefully we are on the right side of it now and things can return to normal soon enough.”
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