Date: 5th June 2015 at 6:12pm
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Striker Jamie Proctor has said he’s relishing the challenge of 2015-16 given how well Fleetwood Town did in our maiden year in League One.

Having moved to us last summer from Crawley Town, Proctor went on to make 44 appearances for the club in his first year with us, scoring eight times in the league for us.

Speaking to the Official Site he admitted he was more than enjoying his summer off season break, but he knows the second year challenge at the club will be different as we won’t know be an unknown quantity so much in 2015-16, but of course the changes at the club will give us a new dimension compared to last term.

‘It has been going well for me. Obviously I had a couple of weeks right at the very start where I let myself go a little bit as we need to do. It`s important we let our bodies recover from the long season we`ve just had, but I`ve kept myself ticking over and made sure I haven`t gone out of shape. I`ve had a little bit of a break with my fiance, but I`ve come back now and am hitting the gym hard as well as getting a few runs in.’

Proctor went on to say that given the nine months we have had at League One level showing we can compete, there simply has to be downtime and a complete change of pace for the players because in his own words if they carried on with the same intensity and didn’t let their hair down to use a phrase ‘we’ll blow up by Christmas time’.

‘It`s a long season as we know from last year, so we`ve got to have at least two to three weeks of basically doing nothing and let your whole body recover.’

With pre season plans taking shape and our trip to Germany for a training camp now known, it will be a bit different as we won’t be heading to Austria again but hopefully that change will also provide a bit of freshness for everyone ahead of the new campaign.

‘I think all the lads will be looking forward to going to Germany this summer, and like the gaffer has said it`s a change from going to Austria. Germany will be a change and something new for all of us as we won`t know what to expect, but we`ve got friendlies lined up there which will be exciting. It`s always good to get away and it`s good for the new lads as well to bond with the squad, so it should be a good trip.’

Proctor admitted that whilst the players would be working hard ahead of the Germany trip, but he knows once we start training out there the intensity will step up as the season kick off nears.

And he knows that, along with a continuation of our winning mentality, and building on that, will be key to fighting the so called second season syndrome.

‘There`s been a lot of changes to the squad this summer and I`m sure there will be more players coming in, so we`ll have a completely new squad. Teams won`t know what to expect from us because we`re going to be a lot different from last year. We`ve got that on our side and have the belief in the squad that we can go and beat teams because we had a great season last year. There`s a winning mentality in and around the squad which starts from the chairman and the success he`s had, and it stems down to the gaffer and all of the lads.’

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