Gary Mills today told the Nottingham Evening Post that the players must shape up if they are going to survive a their relegation battle to stay in Division Two.
Mills believes his newly inherited side are not as fit as they could be. But he has admitted that pushing the players’ fitness too hard could result in unwanted injuries.
Notts have been plagued by injuries in recent weeks and are still waiting on the fitness of three players prior to the weekend's trip to Wrexham.
Ian Baraclough, Simon Baldry and Paul Heffernan all missed Saturday's game against Bristol City and remain doubts.
Mills said that: “My first impression is that the players are not fit enough. They are not out of shape but I would certainly like them to be fitter than they are. But that is something that we have to be careful about.”
Mills insists the solution won’t be an overnight miracle and it is not just a case of doubling the intensity of efforts on the training ground.
Mills said it is “a problem that we have to address. Believe me, we will. It is something we are going to have to work on steadily, over a period of time.”
A good attitude shown by our new boss, who's impact has been immediate. No clues as to who he was talking about, but NCM has observantly seen that Darren Caskey could do with shedding a few pounds..