Leeds United midfielder Adam Forshaw has spoken about what the first few days of pre-season have been like.
The majority of the Leeds squad returned for training on Monday at Thorp Arch, ahead of the 2019/20 EFL Championship season.
Forshaw now feels that the squad find themselves in better shape than this time 12 months ago.
“It’s good to be back in training and doing what we love in playing football,” Forshaw told the club website.
“It’s been tough as usual, but it’s what we expect.
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“If we want to get back to the levels we were at last season then we need to put the work in now and we definitely are.
“I feel like we have gone into this pre-season quicker this year than last year," he added.
“I think we had more of a base fitness from last season and the sessions we took away with us in the summer gave us a base, which has allowed us to really ramp things up.
“There are a lot of hard runs that we have to do and a lot of gym sessions, but we are all enjoying it and raring to go again.