Internationals joined the team
The Pitmen’s training session to have been held at Bannikov stadium on 29 March, lasted longer than usual. As a rule, the session lasts ninety minutes. This time however, the players have worked for nearly two hours! Moreover, they devoted virtually all the time to handling the ball.
We want to note that some internationals have joined the team, including those who took part in the match against Wales the previous day, namely Oleksandr Kucher, Andriy Pyatov and Taras Stepanenko. Today, they exercised in line with a shortened programme, doing just running work. Several players did not train: apart from the injured Marcio Azevedo and Yaroslav Rakits’kyy, Darijo Srna was absent due to a slight cold. Vyacheslav Shevchuk, who got a minor injury while on international duty, was also missing, along with Victor Kovalenko who has to visit the dentist. Everyone else was present, preparing for the match against Metalist Kharkiv.