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24 July 2019

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Richie Wellens wants his side to start sweating the small stuff after a pre-season of long, hard running so far.

His side picked up a 1-1 draw as they returned to the County Ground, facing Manchester United Under-23s. A blistering strike courtesy of a Trialist put the home side ahead on six minutes but a second-half penalty levelled the scores.

After the game, the Town boss said it’s time to step up the work on the small things.

Wellens said: “It’s great to be back and I can’t wait to get going in two weeks, but we’ve got a big ten days ahead of us for making sure everyone is ready!”

“We’ve worked hard on our long stuff and getting the strength in our legs and we’ve got the next two weeks to get into the short sharp stuff.

“You don’t want to be playing players too long too early but then you don’t want players playing too short too late so we’re looking to get the balance right.”

On the night, the Boss was particularly impressed by the first half performance from the squad:

“I thought first half was very good, we moved the ball quickly and we looked really good. We should have been three or four up at half time, but the second half some of us got tired and the intensity lowered. We scored a great goal, but we just lacked that little bit of sharpness.”

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