John­son im­pressed with squad’s first day of pre-sea­son

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Sport -

POSH boss Gary John­son was im­pressed with the fit­ness, form and at­ti­tude of his first-team squad as they re­turned to the club for pre-sea­son train­ing yes­ter­day.

The play­ers en­dured a ses­sion in the gym in the morn­ing be­fore run­ning in the af­ter­noon sun at their Wood­lands train­ing base in Cas­tor.

John­son (left) said: “I asked the play­ers to come back fit and they cer­tainly did that. We had a full com­ple­ment of play­ers and they all looked very sharp.”

Af­ter train­ing John­son held meet­ings with all the play­ers who don’t fea­ture in his first-team plans next sea­son.

There were 35 play­ers at Wood­lands, but John­son wants to work with a max­i­mum of 22.

The play­ers who fin­ished last sea­son in the treat­ment room took part in train­ing yes­ter­day in­clud­ing de­fender Gaby Zakuani, winger Chris Whelp­dale and striker Aaron Mclean.

John­son ex­pects the young winger join­ing Posh on loan from a Premier League side to sign be­fore the end of this week.

He also hopes to com­plete the trans­fer of an­other new player be­fore the squad head off for a train- ing camp in Por­tu­gal on July 8.

Posh have ar­ranged a friendly at Por­tuguese top flight side Ol­ha­nense on Satur­day, July 10.

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