Training return a bitter-tweet experience

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CHESTERFIELD players are now based at their Warminster Road training ground having completed the initial runs around Holmebrook Valley Park under the guidance of the management team and fitness coach Shane Nicholson in particular.

The players let it be known how hard the start of pre-season was via Twitter. Skipper Dwayne Mattis tweeted; “Wow, hardest first day I’ve ever done!”

New signing Nathan Smith tweeted: “A hard running session but all worth it in the long run,” It was soon followed by one word ... “Tiring.”

Keeper Tommy Lee, fresh from Glastonbury, simply said, after a long run: “It wasn’t pretty.”

Dean Morgan, who missed a chunk of last season with a number of injuries said: “First day back after an eventful seven weeks off. Let’s hope my heart, lungs and legs get me through pre-season.”

Boss John Sheridan is still looking to add to his squad which contains three of last season’s Championship-winning youth team, striker Jordan Burrow, attacking midfielder Ben Watkis and central defender Matt Needham.

Also part of the group is utility player Dan Gray who was on loan at Macclesfield.