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▶️Greg Howard On Grimsby Town Players' Training Programme

Head of sports science Greg Howard explains Grimsby Town players' training programme, as Cheapside is closed for two weeks

16 March 2020

Grimsby Town head of sports science Greg Howard has revealed how a mobile phone app is helping the Mariners maintain their fitness during the three weeks without an EFL match.

The League postponed all fixtures until April 3 last week as a result of the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), with Town closing their Cheapside training ground for the next two weeks.

And Greg Howard revealed that Town players are on their own individual training programmes at home, logging and registering all sessions on an iPhone app.

He said: “We’ve got a good group of players who work incredibly hard on the training pitch, and on matchdays for the fans and the football club.

“So we have no doubts that they will keep themselves in good nick and look after themselves over the next two weeks.

“One thing we do every day at the training ground is monitor what they do in training, with our GPS system, so it’s important that we monitor their work over the next two weeks out of training.

“All of the players got a programme on Friday, which they will follow for the two weeks of the training ground closure.

“We’ve used an app on an iPhone that everybody can get their hands on – all the players signed up to a programme that we set up.

“So they record every session they do, and it tells us exactly what distances they’ve covered, so we basically know exactly what the players have done.

“But we’ve got a really good group and at 7am today there were sessions on there, and players out at 6.15am.

“And we’re sure that they’ll take really good care of themselves over the next two weeks.”


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