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Paul Hurst on Training

11 November 2016

Gaffer gives an insight into training methods

Town Manager Paul Hurst has given an insight into the players’ training routines.

Paul and Assistant Manager Chris Doig have spoken about the importance of working hard in training, but it’s also important to keep the energy levels high.

The squad travelled to Albrighton Hall Hotel on Thursday for a recovery session in the pool and Hurst hopes it will benefit them ahead of the weekend.

“Some of them have played Saturday and then played on Tuesday,” Paul told ShrewsWeb on Thursday.

“Someone like AJ Leitch-Smith who hasn’t played for a little while needs an extra day of recovery. I made a big thing about working hard, but there’s a time for that and I think they got back late from the game midweek, so that will disrupt your sleep and your recovery time.

“The ones that haven’t done too much this week will do extra work in the gym and tomorrow we will look at Oxford and look at our shape ahead of Saturday, but it’s more about getting the players in the best condition possible for a big effort on the weekend.”


Paul and Chris have been putting their own stamp on training sessions over the last couple of weeks and Hurst thinks it’s important to hear different voices in the training sessions.

“There’s not a definite way of doing training, it might just be how we feel on that particular day,” said Paul.

“If we feel like Chris has done more of it then I come in for a different voice. When we are working on shape it will often be myself that will lead it and Chris will have bits to say along the way, but here we have other staff as well, which is a massive help.

“I think different voices are important, you want to try have an impact. If they are just hearing you every day drone on and on, it’s a bit like when you’ve got a wife and they just go on and on at you and you just develop a rubber ear and don’t listen.

“So, it’s key that you have different people delivering the messages and that’s how we try and work. Chris will often lead a lot of the sessions, but it’s always discussed in the office what we are going to do, what we are looking for and if there’s something that Chris hasn’t picked up on then I will step in and get that message across.”


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