WREXHAM boss Brian Carey believes the club’s new artificial training pitch at Colliers Park will lessen the risk of players picking up injuries during pre-season training.
Training for the new season begins in earnest on Monday, although the majority of the Racecourse squad have been involved in three training sessions since the beginning of this week.
But with virtually a full complement of players back in after the weekend, twice-daily sessions will be the order of the day.
Spanish striker Juan Ugarte is expected to be the only absentee on Monday, but the Dragons manager said he would be reporting back later in the week.
“I’ve spoken to Juan in the last couple of days and he has been doing rehabilitation work with the medical staff who carried out his operation last season,” said Carey.
“They want him to stay on for a couple of days but we expect to see him towards the end of the week.”
Carey added: “Despite all the rain we have had, the training pitches can be a bit hard and that is generally a problem throughout July.
“But there is a lot of give in the artificial pitch and its rubber content provides more of a cushion, which makes it good for the joints.”
He added: “We are hoping it will help to prevent a few of the injuries we seem to have picked up in previous seasons.”
Club captain Neil Roberts, who missed a chunk of last season because of an on-going ankle problem, is hoping for better luck this time.
He said: “I don’t really want to dwell on what happened last season, which was negative in a lot of ways.
“But it’s a lesson learned and I’m determined that everything will be a lot more positive in the new season ahead.”