Striker Lee Novak is feeling fit and raring to go, as United gear up for their first friendly of pre-season away at Winterton Rangers on Saturday (12noon kick-off).
The frontman is looking to build on his first campaign in claret and blue by being a regular in Nick Daws’ side, and is hoping to stay injury-free.
“It’s been enjoyable, and it’s been good to get straight back into it,” the 29-year-old told iFollow Iron about the return to training.
“It’s good to be back and we obviously have a big season ahead. Mentally you have to just keep preparing and do everything right to get through the month.
“We’ve got to be fit and I’m sure the next four or five weeks will be tough.”
Novak netted six goals in 16 starts after arriving from Charlton Athletic on August transfer deadline day, including the winner and incidentally his first goal for the club in the September victory at Doncaster Rovers.
He said the rest of the squad looked in good condition following their return to training, and it bodes well for the season ahead.
Speaking about himself, he added: “I feel fit and raring to go. Hopefully it’s an injury-free season. You have to come back in good shape, everyone is looking sharp.
“I spoke to the manager at the end of the season and I just want to play. That’s down to me staying injury-free and hopefully I can do that, and give the manager food for thought and get in that team.”
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