Category: Training

WATCH | When Town went white water rafting

Having played Llanelli Town in midweek, the squad donned wetsuits for an afternoon of team bonding. 

View how the afternoon went and hear from members of the squad as well as Tom White from Jones Building Group, with Town’s main sponsors spending time away with the first-team.

DUO BACK IN TRAINING

Khan has been sidelined for almost three months with an ankle injury and has stepped up his rehabilitation with some individual ball work.

Smith’s medial knee ligament issue has kept him out of action for six weeks but the defender has made progress over the last week.

“Otis has been training this week but we’ve got to make a decision on him,” Darren Way told YTFC.net.

“Nathan has been doing very well this week and falls in the same category.

“We don’t want to push them too early.”

Alex Lawless is a doubt due to a hamstring complaint which has seen him miss Town’s last two Sky Bet League Two fixtures.

Captain Darren Ward (knee) is out for the remainder of the campaign. 

HEDGES BACK IN TRAINING

The Swansea City loanee has been out of action since injuring his ankle in Town’s Boxing Day draw with Exeter City.

“Hedges is back now,” Way told YTFC.net.

“He trained today which is great news and it was good to see him on the training ground.

“We’ve not decided (if he is fit enough for Saturday) but he’s looking very, very sharp.”

Way has three further injury concerns ahead of the visit of Sky Bet League Two leaders Doncaster Rovers this Saturday (3pm).

Otis Khan (ankle) and Alex Lawless (hip) have been missing since Town’s Checkatrade Trophy win over Reading Under-23s, while Ryan Dickson suffered a broken nose in the draw at Blackpool.

“They’re all very close,” he said.

“We have to make the right decision with them knowing we have two big games coming up and a month of Saturday, Tuesdays.

“With a small squad if I make a decision that they’re on the bench, I don’t want a player to go down injured, have to put them on after ten minutes and lose them for the rest of the month.

“I don’t want to make a wrong decision that could cost me for the rest of the season.”

LAWLESS RETURNS TO TRAINING

The midfielder has missed Town’s last four matches after picking up a groin injury earlier in the month.

Way told YTFC’s official YouTube account: “Alex is training today which is good news.

“We’ll see how he deals with the training session but we could go into Saturday with potentially a full squad.”

Town have no other injury concerns going into Saturday’s encounter with Colchester United at Hush Park.

“It’s always a bonus (to have an injury-free squad),” Way said.

“We wanted to structure an athletic group and I think that’s very important going into the Christmas period.

“We’ve got a massive fixture schedule coming up where players have to be able to compete at their best but have to do it consistently.”

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Craig Bellemy visits club training camp

Yeovil Town Manager continued to bring variety to the club’s pre-season activities with a visit and talk from ex Wales and Manchester City player Craig Bellemy.

Craig, a close friend of Darren from their days together at Norwich, gave an interesting and varied talk to the players.

Craig also spent some time with the players and staff at their South Wales training camp ahead of today’s match against a Swansea City team.

We hope to have a brief match report on the club web site later on today.

The team will continue its travels over the weekend when they face a Spurs Under 21 team at the Tottenham training facility.

SQAUD TAKE ON BOXING TRAINING SESSION

Yesterday afternoon manager Darren Way ‘treated’ his squad to a different type of training session.

The squad visited Yeovil Amateur Boxing Club to take part in a boxing workout.

Town fan and boxer Elliot Watts and coach Dave Edmunds put the players through their paces at the local boxing gym.

If you are interested in taking up boxing in a friendly environment then please contact Dave Edmunds on 01935 479794.

PRE-SEASON TRAINING GALLERY

Yeovil Town’s players returned for pre-season training this morning.

In hot sultry conditions the players were put through their paces by coaching team Darren Way and Terry Skiverton along with physio’s Simon Baker and Mike Micciche on the club’s new astro pitch.

Running was first up with fifteen minutes around the pitch before the team moved very quickly on to ball work with the occasional interruption from the manager as he tried to tackle players with one of the media department’s camera’s (see gallery).

Following a lunch break the players were soon back out again starting with some loosening up jogging followed by some seven v seven games.

They soon moved up to the grass top pitch to continue with plenty of ball work and seven v seven games again.

TWO TO JOIN PRE-SEASON TRAINING

Yeovil Town Manager Gary Johnson has clarified the oncoming trials of Billy Texeira and Mykel Beckley who will be coming to Huish Park at the start of the season, following the recent Budweiser Open Trials at Wembley.

Johnson said: “One of my staff, Stuart Housley, was at the trials, and he asked me to take a look at them.

“I agreed for them to come down and join us at training at the start of the season.”

Speaking to the Brentwood Gazette, Billy Texeira said:

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When they told me I’d be going to Brazil I was gobsmacked. I first got into football during the 1994 World Cup and I remember thinking I’d love to go. But I would have had to have saved up for 40 years to get to a World Cup and I’m not that good at saving.

"It would never happen if it wasn’t for this. We’re taking it seriously. We’re only going to get one shot of playing at this tournament and we all want to come back as world champions."

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Yeovil wanted me to go down at the beginning of July but Budweiser told them I couldn’t go because I’ll be in Brazil, so it’ll be the week after.

"It’s got me starting to train harder and I’m making sure my diet is a bit better leading up to Brazil. We’re going to go down there, me and another guy, and we’ll be doing training and playing in a match I expect."

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I’d heard rumours of Conference clubs, League One clubs and even a Championship club being interested in people, but I never thought it’d be me. They (Budweiser) told me Yeovil wanted to take me on a trial during pre-season.

It’s just amazing, I thought they were winding me up at first. I’m just looking at it like another trial, like the ones I went through to get to St George’s Park and to Wembley. I’ve got to get on with it and hope for the best.

"I thought the scouts would be there just for the TV cameras and make it a bit more interesting. I never thought that I’d get picked up. I’m definitely taking it very seriously."

PLAYERS RETURN TO TRAINING

The Yeovil Town squad returned to pre-season training today.
Each player went through a number of fitness tests whilst training at a sunny Sherborne.
An interview with manager Gary Johnson will be on out YouTube channel shortly.
A full picture gallery will also be available.