Former Celtic star Gary Caldwell confident players will keep fit in downtime

By John Reid

March 18, 2020

Former Celtic star Gary Caldwell is confident that players will remain fit during the current football lockdown that is taking place, Sky Sports reports.

The players at Celtic and every other club in Britain are in a strange situation right now, as they try to keep fit whilst waiting for the go-ahead to return to play football.

However, Caldwell is confident that the players are professional enough to stay fit, and will be ready to go once football is given the nod to re-start.

“They’ll keep their fitness up”

“I think players wise, they’ll keep their fitness up, and as soon as they get the go ahead to get back into training it’ll be all systems go again for football” he said, whilst appearing on Sky Sports.

Celtic’s first-team stars in training (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

It will be interesting to see what Neil Lennon and his Celtic staff are doing to make sure that the players in the first-team squad stay as fit as possible.

This is a situation that they won’t have dealt with before, as presumably the players won’t be going into training that often – if at all – due to the lockdown situation.

Manager may devise plans for players

Therefore, he might have got his staff to devise a fitness plan for the players, to keep them at the levels needed to play at when the team gets the go-ahead to return.

Celtic boss Neil Lennon (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Football players of nowadays aren’t like those of the old days, who would probably use the shutdown as an excuse not to lead a footballers’ lifestyle.

The players will be eager to keep fit, to ensure that they are, as Caldwell says, at ‘all systems go’ to return when the day comes when football can be played in Britain once more.

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