Southend United will return to pre-season training on Thursday to begin preparations for the 2019/20 campaign.
Kevin Bond’s squad have been enjoying their summer after that dramatic final day win over Sunderland, but the hard work will begin once again as Blues get ready for Coventry City on the opening day of the Sky Bet League One season.
The players will report to the training ground on Thursday with testing taking place mainly in the first two days back.
As is the life of a modern-day footballer, the work never fully stops in the off-season, with all players given post-season training programmes. But the real work gets back underway now leading up to the behind doors friendly against Reading on Saturday 6 July.
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