After yet another disruption to our season, the Bees have once again returned to training, as they prepare for next week's National League clash with Boreham Wood.
After our matches were called off due to a COVID related incident amongst the team, we have now carried out tests on all players and backroom staff, so that we can safely return to training in preparation for our match away to the Wood.
The Bees have had an unfortunate run of things in relation to COVID this season, with four stoppages so far shutting the Club down due to self-isolation periods. This hasn't allowed for training on a consistent basis, restricting Tim Flowers ability to implement his ideas and structure on his side, since he took the helm last month. With the constant stop-start nature to the season, the Bees have at times only had 1-2 sessions to prepare for matches, after 10 day breaks from the pitch whilst isolating.
As Head of Performance Gary Anderson spoke about in a recent interview with the Club Website, the stat-stop nature of this campaign is having a serious effect on the number of injuries being picked in both our team and other team's in The National League. We are hopeful that a consistent run of matches and training sessions, will help remedy this issue that has hampered the squad this campaign.
Hopefully, now that we have returned to the training pitch, the boss will be able to give his side the best possible preparation for next week's match, as well as our fixtures going forward in what is set to be a busy period for the Bees.
The return to training will also allow new signing Liam Daly to become accustomed to his new team mates after the experienced defender was signed on Monday from Gloucester City. Daly will be hoping to implement his experience from playing over 250 matches for Solihull Moors into action with the Bees.
With the added addition of Head of Performance Gary Anderson, the team will be in the best possible hands to help regain their fitness after yet another disrupted period. "GA" has planned a variety of sessions to improve the team's fitness ahead of the busy period of the season, a factor that Tim Flowers has already hailed as crucial to a turnaround in fortunes this season.
We're delighted to say that all players/staff that have returned to training have provided negative COVID tests, whilst three members of the team continue to self isolate at this time, our best wishes are with those affected.
We'll have plenty of content from The Hive London, as we look to build some momentum ahead of this crucial part of The National League season.
Finally, during these continued difficult times for the whole country, our thoughts are with our supporters and we wish you and your families well. We look forward to being able to welcome you back to The Hive in happier times for us all.
COME ON YOU BEES!
Bees fans can watch an interview with Head of Performance, Gary Anderson, by CLICKING HERE.