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England National Team Return to Training

The England National team returned to the Home of Amputee Football across the weekend as they were able to tie up their laces and get to work ahead of this summer’s EAFF Nations League tournament.

Interim Head Coach, Scott Rogers took charge of his first training camp following former coach Owen Coyle Jr’s decision to step down from his role after six years at the helm.

Rogers said: “It’s fantastic to be back we obviously went on a really positive World Cup campaign and what we are wanting to do is continue the momentum.
“I think everyone was just itching to return and set off where we left off – which the boys have done.”

A combination of small-sided drills, matches and fitness testing could be witnessed across the duration of the camp, however, the St Helens man was impressed with how the team returned from the break.

Jamie Tregaskiss is put through his paces as his fitness is examined with a 30m sprint - Image: @LAJPhotography on Twitter

“In the run-up to the World Cup, the lads worked incredibly hard, and we got the rewards.
“Although we finished ninth, I don’t think that’s reflective of the progress we made and performances we put in, so we made sure they had a good break over Christmas.
“Now it’s important they get to work; nobody looks forward to fitness testing but it’s a good marker of where we are ahead of the upcoming season,” said Rogers.

Rogers hopes his side can “continue in the same manner that they have over the last two years” with nothing much changing from the “fantastic foundations” that have been laid by his predecessor Owen Coyle Jr.

England will return to the Home of Amputee Football at the beginning of next month (4th, 5th and 6th February) for their second training camp of the year.


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