Approaching two weeks after joining up with his new teammates, summer signing Jennison Myrie-Williams is looking forward to things getting into full force.That comes after the squad travelled to Leicestershire for a long weekend in Champney Springs for team bonding, with the pre-season training also getting well underway with triple sessions taking place over the weekend.
He gave a brief insight to his first days at Glanford Park, with him now ready to kick on with pre-season following a weekend away in Champneys.
“It’s going really well,” Myrie-Williams told The Iron Player.
“I think I’ve settled in quite quickly and all the boys and the staff have made me feel welcome and I’ve fit in really well. It’s been smooth and I’ve enjoyed it so far.
“I know it has been so easy to come into this squad because everyone’s been so welcoming and we’re an honest group that work and train hard, so it’s a very good place to come to. It’s been good, but it’s also been tough. It’s what you need at this time of the year so there aren’t any injuries.”
He added: “We know what we need to do (to be ready for the season), so you just come in and do it to give us the best possible start to the season.”
United have planned pre-season in a similar way to last season as they prepared for a largely successful campaign in League Two. Myrie-Williams singled out the use of boxing in these early days; stating it’s beneficiaries as they ultimately push towards an opening day fixture with Swindon Town.
“I have done it before at points in my career,” he continued.
“It’s definitely good for fitness and it’s also good to get the whole body working. You sweat a lot doing it and burn a lot of fat so it can only be good at this time of the year.”
The whole squad headed to Champneys on Friday for a long weekend of training and team bonding, with the winger talking before their departure on what he expects from these sorts of trips.
“I don’t think we know what to expect or what the coaching staff have in store for us,” he said.
“I just know we’re going to Champneys from Friday to Monday. Obviously, it’s all about training and allowing the lads to bond and do team activities together and get to know each other a bit better.”
He said: “It’s important for us to get to know each other as people and not just teammates, but going away with everyone gives us a chance to do that.”
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