Ben Garner has revealed that he has slotted an additional fixture into Charlton Athletic’s pleasant schedule which is able to see them play two matches subsequent Saturday.
The Addicks are resulting from host Swansea City at The Valley of their remaining tune-up earlier than the League One opener at Accrington the next weekend.
But now they may even have a behind-closed-doors match at their coaching floor within the morning.
“Everyone will get the minutes they need,” mentioned Charlton supervisor Garner, talking after immediately’s stalemate at Sutton United.
“More along those lines [of everyone playing 90 minutes]. Some are probably ready for 90, some slightly less. It’s a case of catering for each individual. It’s not a team target and that everyone starts the game and gets 90. Like today, they had a target we wanted them to achieve and we stuck to that. It will be the same next Saturday as well.
“Looking forward to a full training week. This was the week we wanted a double game and now next week we want a really strong training week going into that final week.
“These players are working really hard in between games, they are nowhere near their sharpest because of the amount of work we’re doing in training, but that will stand us in good stead once we get into the season.”
The closest the Addicks got here to scoring on the VBS Community Stadium noticed Charlie Kirk’s shot tipped over by Sutton keeper Brad House.
And Ryan Inniss met a Kirk cross after the restart which went the mistaken aspect of the far upright.
There had been drinks breaks in both half of a contest performed in sweltering circumstances.
“It was doubly difficult because of the heat, for both teams,” mentioned Garner. “The way Sutton play, they do it really well and had a really strong season last time. It is a game that will prepare us well for certain teams in League One this season. It was a really worthwhile exercise.
“Colchester on Tuesday was a good game, so was today – it was more challenging today because of the heat. Everyone has come through really well and got the minutes we targeted.
“They would have lost weight in that, it was touching 29 or 30 degrees here. We’ve got to make sure we get good fluids into them and recovery for next week. In this country we’re not used to playing in this heat very often.”
PICTURE: KYLE ANDREWS