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OASST: Supporters' Trust gift GPS vests to the Reds

The OASST have very kindly funded the purchase of Catapult GPS vests for the first team squad

13 October 2021

The Official Accrington Stanley Supporters' Trust (OASST) have very kindly funded the purchase of Catapult GPS vests for the first team squad to use both in training and during matches.

John Coleman's side have been using the wearable technology for the last three years, with sports therapist Matthew Donnelly detailing how they optimise performance and reduce the risk of injuries.

"The GPS vests are great because during the week we can track what the players are doing and we can watch how far they're covering, so we can tailor the training a little bit more.

"It also gives us good insight to who's working hard in training and on matchdays, so we can look after the players who need looking after.

"Seamus (Conneely) and Matt (Butcher) are always up there for ground covered, they're workhorses and they'll run all day for you.

"In the past we've done the top three on speed and Dion (Charles) is up there, Aji (Alese) was very quick a few years ago."

OASST chairman Peter Leatham added: "I think the Supporters' Trust are always looking for new and different ways to help support the club, both on and off the pitch.

"When it was mentioned that GPS vests were needed, it was a logical thing for us to get involved in and it helps the players perform which is better for the fans.

"Analysis is very much a big part of the game now and obviously GPS vests are a big part of that, so we're delighted to help."

We would like to say a huge thank you to the OASST for the purchase of the Catapult GPS vests.

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