Strength & conditioning coach Lee Fearn has teamed up with the Magpies ahead of the new campaign and he cannot wait for pre-season to begin.
Fearn already has his schedule in place, ready for when the players return to Meadow Lane for their 2013.14 preparations later this month.
The 27-year-old, who worked for Premier League side West Bromwich Albion last season, has already started work in the gym with a number of the younger professionals and is eagerly counting down the days to the 25 June return date.
He told the official site: “The preparation is done and we are all ready for when the players come back in a couple of weeks' time.
"We have organised all the sessions and got the equipment sorted and I'm raring to go.
“The gaffer is very keen to have very powerful and fast players and it will be my job to put programmes into place to enhance their capabilities and to make them stronger and faster.
“The first day will all be about getting them back into a routine of training and making sure the players have been looking after themselves whilst they have been away.
"We will doing a yo-yo test, which I’m sure the players will be buzzing about, and that will tell us straight away how much work they have been doing away this summer.
“It’s important not to do much early on as we don’t want to see anyone break down with any injuries.
"It’s about getting the hearts and lungs working and getting that foundation in place, ready for training to step up and we can work on speed and power aspects.”
The former Coventry City and West Bromwich Albion sports scientist believes the opportunity to work for the Magpies was too good to turn down.
“Last year it was great to work with a Premier League team and we had a very good season.
"The opportunity came up here and I had to decide whether I wanted to carry on as an assistant or take a chance and take the lead here.
“It’s a big opportunity and I couldn’t turn it down.”
The Derby University and Wales University graduate has a wide range of experience throughout a whole host of sport including football, Great British athletics, golfers and skiers.
He added: “I will be drawing from all those experiences and create hopefully a nice rounded package that the lads will enjoy.
“The gaffer knows how he wants his team to play and train and we’ve talked about length of training sessions and how he wants his players to physically develop.
“He’s very receptive to what the staff here says and takes it on board.
"He’s open to the sports science side of things, which is fantastic."
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