The secret to Doncaster Rovers staying fit through the busy run
Doncaster Rovers largely avoided injuries in the busy post-Christmas period - and boss Darren Moore thinks he knows exactly why.
Only Cameron John picked up an injury during the intense run of fixtures as Rovers navigated the period well.
And Moore believes introducing yoga to the squad has helped keep his small squad intact.
“Because we’ve not had a lot of bodies to play with, we’ve tried to introduce yoga sessions for extra stretching for the players,” Moore said.
“And get extra massages into them and ice baths and things.
“It’s to work on the prevention rather than the cure. I’m really big on the prevention side.
“They’re no good to you on the treatment table.
“Credit to the medical team, the sports science team. They’ve kept that side of things going and it’s important that we keep the bodies on the pitch.
“There’s been a lot of work behind the scenes to be doing that. As I’ve said, it’s been paying well up to now.
“It’s something that is common in the game now - pilates and yoga sessions, stretching.
“It’s really good.
“From 2004, 2006 it’s been in the game for me, knowing about yoga and the benefits it can have.
“The players have taken to it like water off a duck’s back. Long may it continue and the players reap the benefits of it.”
Rovers have no fresh injury worries ahead of the clash with Coventry City at the weekend, with Moore reporting a clean bill of health.