The Mintcakes' squad returned to training on Tuesday night to prepare themselves for the games ahead after months of lockdown.

Kendal Town's squad have been training in groups of 10 to ensure the safety of players, as well as ensuring that training is done in such a way as to avoid injuries.

Sessions will take place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings over the next few weeks so the squad can be reintroduced to the fitness needed to play the game.

Town vice-chairman Jay Rossi was delighted to see the squad again when they returned to training after months of lockdown.

He said: “It was great seeing the boys again.

“It was great to see them back in their element after being kept away for so long.

“The biggest thing for us at the moment is to make sure that we don’t go into this too quickly and end up causing injuries.

“When football is back on, and when that whistle blows, there will be injuries up and down the country.

“Players across the UK haven’t had a chance to train until now.

“Running on a road or on concrete is very different from running on grass or a 4G pitch.

“So, we need to be careful and ease them into it. Chris is also making sure that the ones who have family members who are vulnerable are safe now that they’re out of the house.

“Because of this, we were allowed to get back to big groups but we decided to stick to just 10 for now.

“We’ll be having a few training sessions before we get back to playing.

“After all, you can train and train, do weights, go on runs, but it’s very different preparing for that 90-minute game.

“We don’t want to put the lads back into action only to have to take them out again.

“Chris is making sure the team is safe and training is done in the right way.

“I went down last night to watch them train.

“I loved it. It was fantastic seeing the lads again and seeing them just enjoy.

“We’re picking up where we left off.

“We’ve even got a few new faces with us,

“Our new goalkeeping coach is Roman Caig which we are really excited about.

“We want to give him a good welcome to the club. We know he’ll do great.

"He’s going to really help train lads like Bacon and Hoskins as well.

“We have got a few games in the diary which we’re excited about.

“We have a reserve game tonight (March 31), and the George Melling Cup on July 10 between Kendal Town veterans and Kendal County veterans.

“On June 12 we’ll be heading to play Whitehaven, which is a game we’re excited about, as we will also be opening the Bill Robinson and Jerry Edmondson stand.

“It’s going to be a great next few months for our club.”