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The Scott Laird Diaries - Day Two

9 April 2013

After the success of yesterday’s entry, PNE.Com brings you day two of the full back’s diary as he continues the recovery process from his broken leg.

As fate would have it, on this day the Lilywhites travelled to Notts County to face the side that Lairdy broke his leg against back in November.

Day 2 - March 12th 2013  

10am  -   Game day, Notts County away and I'm in the gym at the ground.

The boys are not in obviously but the injuries players and the lad's not involved report for a workout and weights.

I'm in a routine now and Jacko [Matt Jackson] just gives me a guideline and things to do and I'm off.

Today it's a quick warm-up on the bike and a workout on the rowing machine. 

10.30am  -   My nemesis 'the rower' awaits.

When I got back into light training about 3 weeks after the tackle, I was put on the rower and bike.

After 14 weeks (11 weeks of the rower), my bum was constantly numb and I had made the rower my enemy.

So Jacko gave me a couple of weeks off (isn't he nice) but it's back!!

Today, one minute 40 seconds with 20 seconds rest, followed by another one minute 40 seconds with two minutes rest, before going again for a further three sets. 

11.15am   -  The rower took just under half an hour but it takes me another 15 minutes to recover.

Jacko has about five or six different exercises on the rower, all of them disgusting, e.g. one minute on one minute off hitting three hundred metres, or 20 seconds on, 20 seconds off hitting one hundred metres. 

Next I'm onto some balance work followed by some weights, concentrating on my legs and building my leg muscle, especially in my left calf and quad.

12.30pm   -  Finished my gym work and after raiding the kit men James and Russ’ cupboards for Jaffa cakes, I'm going to look at bikes.

I have been getting some advice off Wroey [Nicky Wroe] and Jacko who are the bike fanatics.

They both regularly ride into training.

7.30pm   -  After a good afternoon  of bike hunting and watching ‘The Chase’, I'm ready for the game.

Laptop out, PNE Player on and ready to listen.

The boys get a great result; carry on the unbeaten run and another clean sheet.

Today has been a good day.

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