James Brophy is using the summer break to improve on certain aspects of his game as he looks to return to pre-season stronger than ever.
Following the bitter disappointment of relegation last term, all focus is now on ensuring that The Reds are primed and ready for a promotion push in 2017/18.
And, with the Sky Bet League Two renowned for its physical nature, Brophy knows it is important that he focuses on getting himself stronger during the off-season.
“I’ve got myself into a lot of TV shows! I’ve set myself a plan, so I get out for a run in the mornings, I watch my TV boxsets in the day and then I do my gym work in the evening,” he told swindontownfc.co.uk exclusively.
“I’ve got myself into a little routine to make sure that I stay fit.
“The summer is a chance to prove yourself where you’ve got a bit of time to work on the things you need because, once the season starts, then the games come thick and fast.
“You will just be trying to maintain fitness work whereas now we’ve got some spare time to make sure that we can improve on the areas we need to.
“League Two will be just as competitive as the one we were in and it will probably be a little bit more physical, so we need to make sure that we are in the right physical state for when we come back in pre-season.”
There will be plenty of change at The County Ground throughout the summer with a new manager and a raft of new players expected, and Brophy believes a good pre-season could lay down the foundations for a promotion push in 2017/18.
“There will be a big rotation so it is a fresh start for some new players to blend in with the players that are already here,” he added.
“The season just gone was obviously very, very disappointing but we showed at stages that we could compete at that level, so the aim for everyone has to be promotion.”