Banner image

Little Loving Pre-Season Life

Mark Little is hoping a clean bill of health this summer can help recapture his best form in 2016/17.

The City right-back endured a stop-start year last season – not helped by the shoulder injury that ruled him out of the closing weeks of the double-winning campaign and in turn saw him playing catch-up in pre-season.

But now Little is fully fit again and eyeing a fresh start under head coach Lee Johnson.

“It’s one thing getting told by a physio and a fitness coach how important pre-season is, but to actually feel it myself means I understand that now,” he told City’s official YouTube channel.

“Last year my arm was just out of a sling and I had to wear a jacket in the heat, but this year is much better – I’m fit and raring to go.

“Being able to run freely means I can get a lot more out of the tour this year, so I’m much happier.

“I didn’t ever get going properly last year. I would have a good few games but it wasn’t fluent, so hopefully I can use this pre-season to have a better season this year.”

With former Ashton Gate loanee Adam Matthews returning to parent club Sunderland, the right-back position is firmly up for grabs.

“It’s completely open,” added Little. “There’s me and Luke (Ayling), there’s Zak (Vyner) coming through and whether they’ll bring in another right-back you never know, so it’s wide open.

“That’s a good thing, because you know you’ve got to have your wits about you and perform well for the whole of pre-season.”

Follow City in La Manga all week on YouTube, Snapchat (bcfcsnap) and Twitter.

Related News

City To Hone Tactical Approach In La Manga - Pemberton

City To Hone Tactical Approach In La Manga - Pemberton

Posted: Tuesday, July 19th 2016

City Women To Assess Farrow's Injury

City Women To Assess Farrow's Injury

Posted: Monday, July 18th 2016

Community Trust Wins Thatcher Charity Tournament

Community Trust Wins Thatcher Charity Tournament

Posted: Wednesday, July 20th 2016

Captain Roderick Ruled Out For Six Weeks

Captain Roderick Ruled Out For Six Weeks

Posted: Wednesday, July 20th 2016

Latest News

Realising potential, stability and first observations…Pearson gets to work in BS3

Realising potential, stability and first observations…Pearson gets to work in BS3

Posted: Thursday, February 25th 2021

Gallery: City prepare to take on the Swans

Gallery: City prepare to take on the Swans

Posted: Thursday, February 25th 2021

WATCH: Pearson delivers first training session

WATCH: Pearson delivers first training session

Posted: Thursday, February 25th 2021

Signed shirt give away for Robins Lotto members

Signed shirt give away for Robins Lotto members

Posted: Thursday, February 25th 2021

Also from Bristol Sport

LIVE: Bristol Flyers v Surrey Scorchers
Basketball icon

LIVE: Bristol Flyers v Surrey Scorchers

Tune in LIVE as Bristol Flyers host Surrey Scorchers at the SGS College Arena in the BBL Championship (7.30pm tip-off).

Posted: Friday, February 26th 2021 • Basketball

London Lions away selected for Sky Sports
Basketball icon

London Lions away selected for Sky Sports

Bristol Flyers’ upcoming trip to London Lions has been selected for live coverage on Sky Sports.

Posted: Thursday, February 25th 2021 • Basketball

Lam seeking response against in-form Tigers
Rugby icon

Lam seeking response against in-form Tigers

Pat Lam has urged his side to ‘take their medicine and bounce back’ when they welcome Leicester Tigers to Ashton Gate on Saturday (1pm KO, live on BT Sport Extra).

Posted: Thursday, February 25th 2021 • Rugby

'Physical Tigers pose huge challenge' - Afoa
Rugby icon

'Physical Tigers pose huge challenge' - Afoa

John Afoa hopes the Bears can strengthen their hold on top spot heading into the second half of the Gallagher Premiership season, as they prepare to take on Leicester Tigers.

Posted: Thursday, February 25th 2021 • Rugby

Rowland joins Bears Women ranks
Rugby icon

Rowland joins Bears Women ranks

Wales international Gemma Rowland has joined Bristol Bears Women for the remainder of the 2020/21 Allianz Premier 15s campaign.

Posted: Thursday, February 25th 2021 • Rugby