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Pearson: "Every Day We Are Getting Fitter And Fitter"

17 July 2019

Pre-season training has now entered it's fourth week and after the first team squad completed another sweltering session yesterday, we caught up with defender James Pearson.

We started by asking him for his take on the opening few weeks -

"It's been a good two or three weeks so far, but we have got a lot of hard work and games to go.

"I'm getting into it now and getting fitter by the day, so I'm really looking forward to the start of the season."

The energetic right-back was unlucky to miss out on the latter stages of last season due to injury and we asked him whether that gives him an extra incentive to hit the ground running this time around -

"Yeah, definitely. I was disappointed to miss out on the last five games of last season, but luckily the lads got us over the line.

"I am just delighted to be back and can't wait to get started again now."

Although last season's heroics will long live in the memory of everyone concerned, the manager has brought an array of fresh faces into the squad over the summer and we asked James whether he believes that they have successfully integrated within the camp -

"Yeah, they have all fitted in really well. They are all great additions to the group and good footballers too - so I think that we are giving ourselves the best chance ahead of the season opener at Exeter."

We then asked James whether he shares the belief that we go into the new season with a tangible amount of optimism -

"Definitely. We have had a game against Congleton and we were expected to win - but it's all about minutes at the moment.

"The game against Wigan was a good test for us and I thought that we played really well.

"We have got a few games coming up and a few behind closed doors games as well I think, so we look forward to them as they will be more good tests against good teams.

"Each day we are getting fitter and fitter and come 3rd August, we will be raring to go!"

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