Sheppey United Assistant Manager Jono Richardson has given an update on club preparations ahead of the 2020/21 season.
Speaking to the Sheppey United Website, Jono firstly looked back on a strong campaign for the Club last time out;
Approximately 14 weeks ago our season concluded on the day of drawing at home to Glebe 1-1. At this stage the management and playing squad were hugely confident that we had a superb chance in putting pressure on the teams above us in the remaining fixtures of the season, unfortunately this was never to be. This period of time puts our great passion of football secondary and our health as the primary factor and with this I hope we can approach the 2020/21 season in a strong and healthy position.
The club again progressed leaps and bounds last season both in a playing capacity and off the field. This wouldn’t be possible without the coaching team we have behind the scenes to support the players as well as the off the field organisation and leadership from Matt and his team.
With social distancing measures still in place keeping the players fit will not have been easy. Jono let’s us know how Sheppey have been managing;
We are currently awaiting confirmation from the league on the start date. Until we receive this date, players are being issued GPS vests and assigned a pre-season training schedule to work remotely, from this they upload their data and this can be monitored by the coaching team. The information this provides will then determine and support different training loads to be applied to different players. Another great step in the right direction for this club.
When asked about the playing squad for the new season, Jono revealed;
In regard to the playing squad Ernie and I have secured the majority of last years playing squad. There will be a couple of departures and a couple of new additions which will be shared shortly. Again, we are confident that the team we continue to build a team that will be challenging at the right end of the league.
Please keep an eye out on the social media pages and the website as further information on the playing squad will be shared.
To read the full interview with Jono Richardson please visit the Sheppey United website here