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'We Will Modify Training Accordingly In Rising Temperatures'

18 July 2022

Next stop for the Alex in their pre-season preparation will be a few days training at Loughborough University culminating in a behind closed-doors fixture against Belgium side Lommel SK.

Crewe Alexandra boss Alex Morris and his coaching staff will be factoring in the increasing heat and the rehydration of the players will be paramount with the temperatures expecting to reach the last thirties in the area.

Morris told the club’s official website: “We wanted to take the players away from the training ground for a few days and the club have been great in facilitating that for us.

“I just thought it would be good for the players and the staff to have a change of scenery and the facilities and pitches at Loughborough are some of the finest in the country. It is something we are all looking forward to and I think other than the training, it will also be nice for the players to mix away from the football.

“They train and perhaps have a bit of lunch and then go their separate ways, so it will good for the spirit in the camp to spend a bit more time together as a group.

“We have factored in the weather and we will assess it, to see how long we need to work out in it. We won’t take any unnecessary risks with them because it is extreme weather conditions. We had had to modify one or two things and we probably won’t train for as long as we were planning to in the afternoon sessions but we will still load them with another work.

The boss added: “It is something we discussed at length as a staff and we will train early on and late on, to avoid the intensity of the heat at its peak in the middle of the day. It isn’t constructive in that level of heat.”

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