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Gary Mills hails ‘buzz’ as York City return to action
10:20am Saturday 7th July 2012 in Sport
YORK City returned to pre-season training yesterday looking to scale new heights after last season’s Wembley double.
The Minstermen’s preparations for the club’s first Football League campaign in eight years began under the watchful eye of physio Jeff Miller, who monitored the players’ weights and body fat levels after the summer break.
Manager Gary Mills was pleased with each squad member’s condition and added: “Some of the new lads have had a longer break as they were not involved in the play-offs but everybody’s body fats and weights have come back really, really good and they are all raring to go.
“They are all enthusiastic and there is the same buzz about the place that we had when we came back for pre-season last summer.”
Despite the heavy downfalls in recent days, Mills is not expecting an adverse impact on his pre-season training schedule, saying: “There are a few puddles at the training ground but it will be like that all over the country.
“It’s not overly bad and it will be fine as long as we don’t get a full week of constant rain now.”
Scott Kerr also reported back to Bootham Crescent yesterday in between two spells at Lilleshall for rehabilitation on his knee ligament injury.
On the former Scarborough midfielder’s battle to regain fitness by autumn, Mills said: “He will be going back to Lilleshall in a couple of weeks and working on his own a bit. That’s frustrating for him but it’s all about him getting back now and, more than anybody, he will want to get started again.”