Lionel Ainsworth admits the squad can’t get wait to get back into footballing action against Fulham tomorrow.
After three weeks of fitness work and four bounce matches, the Fir Parkers set it up a few gears when Felix Magath’s side are in town tomorrow.
Not only do the Cottagers have numerous International quality players in their side, they have two ex ‘Well favourites in Shaun Hutchinson and Ross McCormack.
Speaking to the gathered press, Ainsworth said: “We’ve had a few tough weeks training and some competitive bounce matches but everyone is really looking forward to this one.
[pullquote]We’ve had a few tough weeks training and some competitive bounce matches but everyone is really looking forward to this one.[/pullquote]
“I don’t think any player would say they enjoy pre-season but as they go, it’s been good so far.
“You can see in training the lads are ready to go and we hope to use the Fulham game to bounce in into the European match against Stjarnan.”
Asked if he was looking forward to a 50/50 tackle with his former teammate Hutchinson, he joked: “I’ll beat him to the ball!
“In all seriousness, it’s a brilliant opportunity for Hutchy (Hutchinson) to go down there. It’s a great club and he’s a great guy and if he gets his chance, I am sure he’ll shine.
“Everyone knows what he did for the club here over a number of years and everyone wishes him all the very best and hopes he goes on to bigger and better things.”