Preston North End started pre-season training at Springfields today. A look at how PNE players of the past prepared for a campaign.
Here we trawl through the Lancashire Post archives for a look at PNE pre-seasons from the past.
Preston players in pre-season training in 1980 - manager Nobby Stiles joining in the work David Moyes leads his players on a run at Springfields in 1999 PNE skipper Sean Gregan feels the pain in pre-season training in July 1999 Tepi Moilanen, Sean Gregan, Rob Edwards, Colin Murdock and Brian Barry-Murphy on the run in 2001 PNE physio Mick Rathbone attaches a heart monitor to goalkeeper Tepi Moilanen Graham Alexander takes a drink in 2001 North End manager Craig Brown with Ricardo Fuller in 2002 Paul McKenna in pre-season training in 2002, under the watchful eye of Kelham O'Hanlon. Chris Sedgwick plays the joker during a break in training in 2005 Billy Davies shares a moment with Eric Skora in 2005 Dickson Etuhu recovers from a training run in 2005 PNE goalkeepers Chris Neal, Gavin Ward and Carlo Nash are put through their paces in 2005 David Nugent keeps his cool during a training session in 2006 Paul Simpson leads David Nugent and team-mates through a training drill in 2006 PNE boss Paul Simpson addressed the players in July 2006 Jon Parkin is at the front of the running with Sean St Ledger in July 2010 Darren Ferguson supervises a pre-season training session in 2010 Preston's players are put through their paces in 2010 North End manager Phil Brown juggles the ball during training in 2011 Goalkeeper Richard Wright lasted three days as a PNE player - here he is being put through his paces. Graham Westley with Lee Holmes, Nicky Wroe, John Mousinho and Chris Robertson in July 2012 John Welsh, David Buchanan, Keith keane and Chris Beardsley in their first training session at PNE in 2012 Chris Humphrey clears a hurdle in 2013 A young Ben Davies in 2013 The PNE players go through their paces in 2013 Lee Holmes, John Mousinho and Iain Hume warm-up in 2013 PNE owner Trevor Hemmings mingles with the players in 2016 PNE fitness coach Tom Little leads Paul Gallagher, Liam Grimshaw, Tommy Spurr, Jordan Hugill, Joe Garner and Tom Clarke on a training run.