Massey: Training Going Well
Dane Massey has his say on pre-season training and has been looking ahead to the coming season, in particular, the two major competitions.
After his training session on the third day of pre-season, the full back spoke about his hopes for our Premier Division and FAI Cup campaigns.
Speaking to dundalkfc.com shortly after completing an intense early morning session, Massey, acknowledged the competitive nature of the fixtures ahead, but he is confident the Lilywhites can wrestle the title from Cork City’s grasp.
“Pre-season is going well. We have some new lads that came in and they’ve added real strength to the team and they’re nice lads so they’ve settled in pretty quickly too,” said Massey.
“The main thing about pre-season is getting your fitness up, it’s going to be a tough couple of weeks but we’re looking forward to it.
“Pre-season is about improving your fitness so we put in a lot of miles to the legs and it’s very tough, were as normal training there is more focus on the football on the pitch and tactically getting ready for a game on Friday night.
“The league doesn’t start for another four or five weeks but we’re getting the fitness in now which is tough.”
Last season’s Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup campaign ultimately ended in disappointment when Stephen Kenny’s side were beaten on a penalty shoot-out in the final by the Rebel Army.
“I can’t wait to get going in the league. We obviously finished second last year and lost in the FAI Cup final so we have the bit between our teeth this year, stated the 29-year-old.
“We’ve added a good bit of strength to the squad too which is great so I’m looking forward to getting stuck in this season.”