Vital Football

Latest Southampton FC News

Saints take the test

Saints take the test

Southampton squad members will be back in training on Monday to undergo fitness tests to prove that they are still in shape.

Although the players are not scheduled to play a competitive match until June 22nd, Head Coach Mark Wotte feels that this process is essential preparation for the tough season that awaits them.

Wotte told the official website: 'On Monday it's not the start of pre-season, but it's more like a test day so that the boys can show their fitness after five weeks off.

'I will be there to oversee the session and hopefully update the boys on the situation with the club too, although nothing is finalised yet. I will be overseeing it, but our First Team Fitness Coach Nick Harvey will be in charge of the physical side of the programme.'

Every squad member was given a fitness programme over the summer and Monday's gruelling tests will assess the players fitness levels.

'We will check to see if the players are in the shape that we want them to be and if they are they can have the rest of the week off before returning for pre-season on the 22nd.'



Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



For the very latest Championship odds

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Abe Hawken
Date:Saturday June 13 2009
Time: 2:01PM

Comments

0
Good to see the boys back in training. Hopefully they'll be fit and ready for a hard season in the third tier.
abesaint
16/06/2009 12:16:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Southampton Articles

A Vital Challenge - Ben Nevis To Face The Fear

Vitalfootball.co.uk co-owner Jonathan Fear is pushing himself to the limit in order to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis.

Who Will Southampton Face In 2016/17 (3/5/16)

With less than a handful of games remaining in the 2015/16 campaign, some promotions and relegations in the football pyramid are already known.

Pelle Criticised For Lack Of Effort

Manager Ronald Koeman has confirmed that Graziano Pelle was dropped for the Manchester City game in Sunday because he hadn't been pleased with his efforts in training.

Mane In Team Of The Week (2/5/16)

Southampton are represented in the latest Premier League team of the week that has been selected by BBC pundit Garth Crooks.

Archived Vital Saints Articles

Vital Saints articles from

Site Journalists

SFC Forever
no email
Profile
Vital Saint
Editor email
Profile
Matt Gardner
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Man City MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Forster2%
Martina0%
Fonte0%
van Dijk11%
Bertrand0%
Wanyama0%
Clasie0%
Mane22%
Davis5%
Tadic11%
Long44%
Sub - Romeu0%
Sub - Ward-Prowse0%
Sub - Rodriguez5%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 36 22 11 3 77 30
2 Spurs 36 19 13 4 70 39
3 Arsenal 36 19 10 7 67 25
4 Man City 36 19 7 10 64 30
5 Man Utd 35 17 9 9 60 12
6 West Ham 35 15 14 6 59 17
7 Southampton 36 16 9 11 57 14
8 Liverpool 35 15 10 10 55 11
9 Chelsea 35 12 12 11 48 7
10 Stoke 36 13 9 14 48 -14
11 Everton 35 10 14 11 44 6
12 Watford 35 12 8 15 44 -6
13 Swansea 36 11 10 15 43 -13
14 WBA 36 10 11 15 41 -14
15 AFC Bournemouth 36 11 8 17 41 -20
16 Crystal Palace 36 10 9 17 39 -10
17 Newcastle 36 8 9 19 33 -25
18 Sunderland 35 7 11 17 32 -18
19 Norwich 35 8 7 20 31 -26
R Aston Villa 36 3 7 26 16 -45
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Southampton Results (view all)

Southampton Fixtures (view all)

May 8 2016 1:30PM : Tottenham Hotspur (a)
Barclays Premier League
May 15 2016 3:00PM : Crystal Palace (H)
Barclays Premier League