Forget club 12, we want to be number one! Boston Town use Glasgow Rangers fitness training schedule to gain an edge

Matt Hocking.
Matt Hocking.

BOSTON Town are hoping to gain an edge on their United Counties League Premier Division rivals - with support from Glasgow Rangers.

Joint Poachers manager Matt Hocking has used his connections in the game to get his hands on the Scottish club’s pre-season workout schedule.

He said: “I’ve done the workout before and it’s the fittest I’ve ever been for the start of a season. Hopefully, we can all be the same this year.”

Hocking, an ex-Hull City and Sheffield United player, came across the routine while at Southport.

The techniques were being administered by then-boss Peter Davenport and assistant Huw Griffiths, a UEFA A licence holder, who was given the regime by Rangers’ fitness staff.

Now Hocking has got himself a copy and is putting the squad through their paces.

“It’s mainly based around running - sprints to make everyone sharp,” he added.

Rangers may be having financial problems, but the regime helped them be one of the Scottish Premier League’s dominant forces in recent years.