Amat's fitter and stronger for new season
25th July 2016
Jordi Amat believes reporting early for pre-season training has helped him tune up for his fourth year at Swansea City.
The Spaniard has prepared for the new campaign by putting in extra shifts in the gym as he looks to help the Swans get off to a flying start.
Amat was back at the club's training bases in Landore and Fairwood two weeks ahead of the scheduled return date for the Swans squad as he was put through his paces by head of sports science Jonny Northeast.
And he's already feeling the benefits.
"The staff gave us a programme to stick to throughout the summer, which is great," said the centre-back, who made 11 appearances for the Swans last season. "It keeps you ticking over.
"But I came back two weeks earlier from when we returned for pre-season because I wanted to work with Jonny in Landore and Fairwood.
"Being at the training ground allowed me to be in the gym and on the machines to be ready for the first day of training.
"Those early sessions helped me settle in and prepare for the demands of pre-season, which obviously set you up for the season itself."
Amat featured in both the Swans' fixtures against Charlotte Independence and Richmond Kickers during the recent tour in America, while he played for 77 minutes in Saturday's 5-1 win over Bristol Rovers.
The Swans next face Swindon Town on Wednesday night (7.45pm) at the County Ground.
Tickets, priced £10 for adults and £5 for concessions (over-65s, students, u18s and disabled), are available for collection at the Liberty Stadium ticket office until 5pm on Tuesday.
However, tickets can be purchased at the County Ground on Wednesday.
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Supporters will be awarded three Jack Army points for this fixture.
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