The Pools squad will return to work on Tuesday morning when pre-season training begins at their base in Durham.
Colin Cooper’s players will all report to the training ground where they will have their body fats and weights measured before heading outside for some endurance running.
The Pools boss has an intricate plan in place for pre-season which will be overseen by the Club’s strength and conditioning staff including Physio Ian Gallagher.
“When the players come back for pre-season it’s about easing them back in to it,” explained Gallagher.
“It’s not the old school method of running them until they’re sick, it’s about stepping it up gradually and making sure they’re at 100% when the whistle blows at Stevenage on 9th August.
“There’ll be plenty going on to keep them busy in the first week back but if they’ve all done their training plans over the summer then they shouldn’t find it too hard.
“We’ve organised for the running to be done on a grass track rather than the running track because this reduces stress on the joints and ensures we’re doing what we can to prevent any injury niggles.
“Everyone is coming back fully fit which is good so we’ll be monitor them all closely and see who needs rest and recovery and who needs pushing a little more in the coming days and weeks.”
Keep an eye on the Official Website and Pools Player for all the latest content from the training ground as the Pools players report back for business.