Flash­back It’s time for some train­ing

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St Mir­ren were back in the thick of it last week, sep­a­rat­ing the fat­ties from the fit­ties on the first day of pre-sea­son train­ing.

Who all fol­lowed the train­ing regime handed out to them? Who was too busy fo­cus­ing on their tans? The only peo­ple that know that are the play­ers them­selves, but it won’t have taken Jack Ross long to weed out the chancers on the first day back.

Sport­ing their new-look GPS sys­tems, the St Mir­ren man­age­ment team are now able to track who is ac­tu­ally putting the work in on the train­ing field. Hands on hips and walk­ing about are frowned upon and cul­prits can now be tracked.

It is a long way from the shut­tle runs from years gone by, and the end­less jog­ging around the pitches un­til last night’s din­ner got the bet­ter of you. Train­ing is now tai­lored Shape up

St Mir­ren FC is a club with a proud tra­di­tion – and a his­tory to match.

They have been at the cen­tre of the Scot­tish game since their for­ma­tion in 1877.

This week we look back at how dif­fer­ent gaffers got to grips with pre-sea­son train­ing.

to a match­day, with the foot­balls even mak­ing it out of the bag on the first day back – that’s the Jack Ross ap­proach any­way.

A quick scan through the ar­chives shows a few of the train­ing meth­ods adopted by pre­vi­ous man­agers, with Tony Fitzpa­trick bark­ing the or­ders at St Mir­ren’s old Love Street ground, and Tom Hen­drie join­ing in on the run­ning at the for­mer Lin­wood Sports Cen­tre.

As for Tommy Craig? He just ap­pears to read­ing some notes.

With the new sea­son just a mat­ter of weeks away, it won’t be long be­fore the Saints play­ers are back on the pitch for some pre-sea­son friendlies.

Pre-sea­son used to be some­thing that the play­ers would dread, but if you seen the pic­tures of Saints back at work last week you would have been for­given for be­liev­ing they were en­joy­ing them­selves.

All man­agers have a dif­fer­ent ap­proach, but it was good to see some smiles creep­ing in down at Ral­ston.

All man­agers have a dif­fer­ent ap­proach, but it was good to see some smiles creep­ing in at Ral­ston

Hands up if you’re hav­ing fun Tom Hen­drie joins in Read all about it Tommy Craig

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