Baines keeping fit at Finch Farm over the summer break

Everton left-back Leighton Baines has been maintaining his fitness over the summer break with regular trips to Evertons training facility Finch Farm.

Baines has been away for a few weeks with his family, but is now focussed on building up his fitness ready for when new manager Ronald Koeman gets the boys back in for pre-season training.

Baines told the Official Everton Website “I had a break with some time away with the family. I was doing bits whilst I was away and, being back now, I’ve been in to Finch Farm because it is a more comfortable environment for training with having the gym to yourself and all the correct facilities, bearing in mind the specific things that we get in our programmes over the summer.

“I’m in the middle of that now and I’m trying to get some work done and into decent shape for when we all start back.

“It’s been really relaxing with time to switch off. I’ve spent time with the family in a change of environment. When you get the opportunity to do that, you enjoy it but then get to the point where you start wanting to come back.

“The most difficult thing for me during the summer is doing nothing. I start getting a bit anxious about losing fitness. The difficult thing is forcing myself to take 10 to 14 days of total rest. I’m always happy when I’m away enjoying family time but I’m training as well.”


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