Olly Lancashire was over the moon to be back at work this week following a long break from football.
Town returned to pre-season training this week and Lancashire joined the rest of his team-mates for testing at Solent University before being put through their paces at Beversbrook on Wednesday.
"It has been good. Watching the World Cup you are desperate to get back in, see the lads and get back to work after six weeks off," he told swindontownfc.co.uk.
"The first couple of days we were down at Southampton using their facilities and it was good to get some testing done to see where the boys are at.
"It gives the staff the data they need to go forward with over the next couple of weeks.
"It is always nice to get the footballs out early doors and the lads were really happy with that.
"There are certain ways to get fit and as players we always prefer it to be involved with footballs, so it is great to be back out there and the lads were really excited just to play football again.
"We've missed it for the last six weeks so it was nice to get back into it."
And Lancashire also revealed that he is close to feeling back to his best after seeing his 2017/18 campaign ended prematurely because of a nerve related injury.
"I had an injection just after the season finished and I was under orders to have complete physical rest for six weeks," he added.
"The lads have been doing their programmes in the off-season so I'm a little bit behind them, but I've eased in this week and hopefully I'll be back with the boys in the near future."