Exclusive picture gallery: Images of players on first day back
Shots from Bodymoor Heath.
1st Jul 2013
Exclusive picture gallery: Images of players on first day back

Paul Lambert kept a close eye on his players as they geared up for the 2013-14 season with training on their first day back.

Check out our exclusive images from Bodymoor Heath.

There were smiles all-round as the likes of Gabby Agbonlahor, Matt Lowton and Ashley Westwood were joined by newboys Niklas Helenius, Leandro Bacuna and Antonio Luna.

Our three recruits this summer were in fine form as they got accustomed to their new surroundings.

New coaches Scott Marshall, Michael Watts and Chris Lorkin were also out on the training fields as they joined Ian Culverhouse and Gary Karsa.

There was initial fitness work, overseen by Watts and Lorkin, in order to get the players warmed-up and ready for action before dynamic drills and football work followed.

Lambert was a keen observer as he checked on the progress of his players intently as well as offering encouragement throughout.

The watchword of the day was "quality" as the high standards were set very early on, ahead of the coming campaign for the claret and blues.

Lambert will be eager for his newboys to settle and star in the coming weeks but they made a great start, as their enthusiasm enveloped the session.

Players like Ron Vlaar, Jores Okore, Andreas Weimann, Christian Benteke and Brad Guzan were absent, having been given extra time off before they return due to their additional international commitments during the summer months.

Check out our exclusive images from Bodymoor Heath.

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