Gillingham's coaching staff give the players an extra day to recover ahead of Preston North End trip
Gills players were given extra time to rest this week as
the club prepare for the game at Preston on Saturday.
Last weekend’s long round trip to Accrington was followed
by a couple of days off, on Monday and Tuesday.
And boss Martin Allen (pictured) believes the rest is
crucial in keeping his players in top shape.
He said: “We had three games last week and a six hour journey up
to Manchester. The conditions in Accrington were testing and the
players put in a fantastic effort and they need rest to aid
“It is an important part of their training and it’s recommended
by (fitness coach) James Russell.
“They have given everything they’ve got, playing at a high level
of intensity and you have to rest them. Some old fashioned people
will say you should get them in training every day but it doesn’t
always work like that.”
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