Webster: Good pre-season key to my campaign

Defender wants to avoid injury problems he endured last season.

By Charlie Hanson • 12 July 2022

By Paul Hazlewood
Adam Webster is aiming to get a strong, full pre-season under his belt.

Adam Webster has said a good pre-season is the priority for him going into the new season.

The 27-year-old started just 16 Premier League games last year as he was in and out of the team with injury.

“This year I want to get a good pre-season under my belt and really kick on from there,” he said. “I have had my best seasons in football when I have had a strong pre-season.

“Last year I didn’t have a pre-season. I had eight or nine days before the first game of the season because of Covid. I am really looking forward to getting a full, proper pre-season, getting strong, getting robust and hitting the ground running.”

By Paul Hazlewood
The first team are now on a pre-season training trip in Portugal.

Adam admits that Graham Potter’s sessions have been harder work than expected.

“I feel in a good place. It has been a tough two weeks, tougher than I think we thought it might be. But it has all been enjoyable stuff football-based stuff, so it has been good.

“I felt a bit rusty against Union on Saturday. It was really hot and the glare meant you couldn’t really see too much. At this point though it’s all about getting minutes in the bank and ticking each day off as it comes.”

By Paul Hazlewood
The defender played for 45 minutes against Royale Union Saint-Gilloise on Saturday.

The defender lined up alongside Jan Paul van Hecke in the 0-0 draw against Royale Union Saint-Gilloise.

“JP put himself about, that’s for sure, which is good, what you need to do in that middle of the three because you are the last port of call. It was good to see.”