Sports scientist helping players be ‘more robust’

The addition of a sports scientist to the coaching staff is helping Yeovil Town’s players be more “robust“, according to manager Darren Sarll.

Scott Wickens joined the set-up at Huish Park during pre-season after a horrendous run of injuries saw the Glovers without key players for large periods of last season.

The manager said: “(Scott) has been excellent, a really good addition. His work on the grass and in the gym, which is where we wanted him because we wanted the players to be a bit more robust has been excellent.

“He is a nice lad, a young man with ambition and I’m sure he’ll go on to have a good career because he has that self-belief.

However, the boss was taking the credit for the players’ recovery following the 2-1 defeat at home to King’s Lynn Town last Saturday.

He sent them to Lyme Regis for a paddle in the “therapeutic waters” off the Dorset coast ahead of the trip to Aldershot Town on Monday, where they ran out 2-1 winners.

Sarll said: “I knew after Saturday that physically on Monday we would be better.

“I said to Scott after the game, we looked less fit Saturday than we did in that first friendly at Stratford.

“I knew we would be better and we were on Sunday when we trained and get the mistakes of the day before out of our system.


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