By Andy Poole
Malvern Town co-manager Dene Whittal-Williams was delighted to be back overseeing training on Tuesday evening following the relaxing of certain restrictions.
With a return to action in April, the players were put through their paces with an upbeat 90-minute session to blow away the cobwebs.
“It was fantastic to see the lads back,” Whittal-Williams said. “We had a really good turnout and everyone got stuck in.”
“There were lots of smiling faces and plenty of positivity around the place, which is exactly what we wanted to see.
“The lads looked good, they worked hard and were sharp. They have clearly been doing a lot of work on their own to keep themselves ticking over.
“In fact, we almost picked up from where we left off in December. Of course, there are things that we need to tighten up on and we won’t get too carried away, but it was a good first session back after over three months away.
“We’ve got a couple of friendly matches lined up to help get us game-ready as we look towards the FA Vase tie at Congleton Town on April 17th.
“We had over 20 lads at training and each of them could stake a claim for a place in the team for the FA Vase game.
“It’s an opportunity now for each of them to show what they can do.”