Although many pitches up and down the country are out of action this week due to the snow, the same cannot be said about Notts County’s training facility.
St George’s Park has pitches with under-soil heating, meaning that the Magpies are able to prepare for this weekend’s Meadow Lane encounter with Sheffield United without interruption.
On Tuesday, the first team and development squads mixed in for a high-tempo workout at the home of the England national side.
Much of the session was focused on match scenarios, as the players focused on maintaining match sharpness at a time when competitive action has been limited.
Coach Colin Lee spoke of the importance of the club’s state-of-the-art training facility at this time of year.
He told the official site: “It’s absolutely massive for us and you could see with the conditions surrounding the pitch how much of a difference it makes.
“We’ve got under-soil heating here at the training ground and there’s no doubt about whether training’s going to be on or off.
“Just talking to the players, they were saying that it makes so much difference and I’d imagine that there are certain teams in this area that are unable to train or play their games this week.
“We’re able to get good training into players and it’s vital after the weekend’s postponement that they get that ahead of this weekend’s game.”
Notts are scheduled to take on Sheffield United on Saturday 19 January (3pm kick-off)