Well the players reported back for pre-season training yesterday, so the silence has been broken. First up is George Honeyman, who is determined to put the failures of last season behind him and get it right this time. He said: “I think as players when it gets nearer to the return date for training you just want to be back and on the grass. I have been really excited to getting back and seeing all the lads. I had a great summer; I am really refreshed and ready to go again this year. It will be an intense month but fortunately the lads have all come back in great shape. I am sure the gaffer will put us through our paces and we have some games to get ourselves ready for the opening day against Oxford.”
On the transfer front, Millwall are after Jon McLaughlin, Aberdeen are chasing Dylan McGeouch, Lee Cattermole has left with a massive pay out and Aiden McGeady wants a new deal.
In other news, Alim Ozturk is hoping to be involved a little more this coming season after spending most of last term on the bench. “It was a tough season last season for me as I had to wait a long time for my chance. But when I got my chance, I took it. It would have been much better if we won the play-off final - but it wasn’t to be. I had a really good break and a nice holiday which means I am refreshed for the start of the season. It is time to go again! I can’t wait to get started properly. You have to enjoy the hard work of pre-season. That is the first thing for us to do and I want to work hard, get as fit as possible and I will.”