Forest Player has been taking a look at what happens at the club during a typical international break.Andy Reid (Republic of Ireland), Gonzalo Jara Reyes (Chile), Khaled Al Rashidi (Kuwait) and Nathaniel Chalobah (England Under 21s) are all on duty for their countries and The Reds aren’t in action again until next Saturday (v Bournemouth, 19 October, The City Ground, kick-off 3pm). But, as viewers will see, The Nigel Doughty Academy is still a hive of activity.
After a run of seven games in just three weeks, some members of the first-team squad are given the opportunity to rest up and receive treatment from the physiotherapy team while those who haven’t enjoyed a lot of game time continue to work on their fitness levels in the gym.
Strength and conditioning coach Ross Burbeary plays a vital role during the international break and explains in the first in a series of free-to-view videos that there is still plenty of work to be done even without a game on the immediate horizon.
He said: “There have been so many games in recent weeks that we just haven’t had chance to do any gym work with the boys. The international break gives us the chance to fill in the gaps and work on anything that needs improving.
“Every player is different so this week is tailored very much to the needs of the individual. Those lads that need a rest will get it while the others will continue to work on their flexibility, power and speed.”
To see what happens behind the scenes at The Nigel Doughty Academy during the international break, the videos are below.