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Boss - It's time for a breather

The ones that have played most of the games you have got to use it as an opportunity to give them a little bit of recovery time.

Gary Rowett
Blues have just finished a run of seven games in 21 days and Rowett wants to make sure the next two weeks are used wisely, now that they are up to full match pace.

"We will use it slightly differently to how we used the previous break," said Rowett.

"The previous one we were in Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, we worked them incredibly hard in those days to get a little bit more energy into their legs.

"Then we gave them four days off so they could have a little bit of a breather and then we were in for the whole week before the next game.

"I think this time we might split it a little bit more, I think you do as the season goes on. There will be players whose minutes are down because they have not played as much and they will have to work.

"The ones that have played most of the games you have got to use it as an opportunity to give them a little bit of recovery time and a little bit of a breather."

Rowett continued: "Like we have said seven games in 21 days I can't remember the last occasion we had time to coach on the training ground for a prolonged period.

"That's the way it is, you turn up, recover, prep for the next game for 45 minutes. You spend a lot of time in meeting rooms talking to the players and less time working.

“That's just the nature of the beast when there are midweek games.

"It won't be let's have a week off and then just turn back up for the next game, it's very well planned at the start of the season."


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