Josh Laurent took part in his first Royals training session on Tuesday, as he made an early return to Bearwood Park!
With the senior team not making their return until the end of next week, new recruit Josh opted to put in some early work to get up to speed by taking part in a session with some of our Under-23s.
His small group consisted of Ryan East and three of last season's outbound loanees - Jordan Holsgrove, Tom Holmes and former Shrewsbury teammate Sam Smith.
The warm-up was followed up by some punishing running and a bit of ball-work, to get a feel for a football again! Like the other members of the group, it has been a while since competitive football ceased for Laurent... so this is where the preparation for the new year begins.
It was all about getting some work under the belt for the group, and being ready to try to push on again in 2020-21. Our young goalkeepers also got their first session done, as did the rest of our Under-23s and Under-18s.
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