SWINDON skipper Paul Caddis believes that Town’s class of 2012/13 will be the fittest squad in Britain after a gruelling pre-season tour of Italy.
After two weeks of hard graft close to Lake Garda, the Scotsman reflected on a fruitful fortnight under the Italian sunshine.
He said: “The gaffer’s aim was to have a squad ready for pre-season so they can work at the fitness level he wants them to be at. I think we’ll be the fittest team in Britain by a country mile.
“The work we’ve done here has been really tough but he has been fortunate enough to get all the players in over the summer.
“I have done a lot of running on my own. It’s been tough – I’ve worked with Claudio (Donatelli) and Paul (Godfrey) the physio for two weeks so I’m up to date with what all the boys have done now.”
Looking ahead to the new season, Caddis was upbeat about Town’s aims for the forthcoming campaign: “We’ll look to have a go and there is no reason why not.
“We’ve brought in Gary Roberts and Tommy Miller from Huddersfield who got promoted last season and know what this league is all about. Andy Williams scored plenty of goals last year and Troy (Archibald-Henville) is the kind of big defender you need in this league. James Collins caused us problems plenty of times when we played against him last season.
“Of course everyone knows about Jay (McEveley) and Alan Navarro brings the experience of playing in the Championship so we’re looking forward to this year and hoping that we can start a lot better than we did last year and build on that.”