Swindon Town full-back Remeao Hutton has praised the intensity of pre-season training and believes fitness will play a huge part in success on the field with the new campaign just around the corner.
The 23-year-old defender, who signed a two-year deal at SN1 earlier this month from fellow League Two side Barrow, believes the high velocity training sessions during the off-season have left him and his teammates feeling stronger, fitter and faster, which he thinks will give them an advantage over many of their opponents next term.
Addressing the media after the Cardiff City friendly on Saturday, he said: “Pre-season training has been really intense with some double sessions thrown in, which is something I haven’t had for many years, but I’ve really noticed the benefits and it will certainly help me compete at the highest level throughout the season.
“There’s been a real focus on making sure every player is in the best physical shape so we’ve probably been doing more work than many other League Two clubs, which hopefully will give us the upper hand in many of our games.”
Hutton, who played 44 times in the league for Barrow last term, says he’s hoping to repeat his consistency and drive the club towards a promotion push.
“I think reaching the play-offs and promotion is the aspiration of most players and managers when they head into a new season, but after just missing out last time around, there’s a real drive to go one better”, he added.
“You have to believe in yourself and your teammates, and we’ve got a really good vibe about the place at the moment which we’ll be taking forward into each game.
“For me personally, I want to give one hundred per cent every match, cement a regular place in the starting line-up and contribute to goals in this exciting team.”