Behind the scenes at a gruelling training session in Cork
The Clarets squad endured a brutal training session on Saturday morning as their pre-season training intensified in Cork.
In searing heat, manager Sean Dyche put his players through an intense two-hour stamina session , later described by one senior squad member as “the toughest he had seen in 13 years in the game.”
Clarets defender Kieran Trippier also tweeted: “Got to say today was the hardest session of my life.”
The 120-minute session involved a series of team challenges, all involving running and without a football in sight!
Assistant manager Ian Woan explained: “The gaffer enjoys a day in pre-season where it’s more about the mental than the sports science side of things.
“All the balls were left back at the hotel and there was no water on the pitch, so the lads knew it was coming. It’s a real tough one and a great benchmark.
“The lads have that to draw on now throughout the season when things get tough, but they came through it as a team and came through strong in the end.”
The session ended with the squad enduring two minute ice baths and above is a special gallery of the session from club photographer Andy Ford (@FordyFourEyes).
Clarets Player will also carry a special piece later today.