BROMSGROVE’S director of rugby has called on his players to keep themselves in tip-top condition over the festive break.
The Boars have two weeks off before returning to Midlands One West action on January 6 with a clash against Camp Hill at Finstall Park.
Protherough has put his trust in his players to maintain their fitness over Christmas and New Year.
“We will try to fit in a training session after New Year’s Day in time for our next game,” said Protherough.
“But before then the key thing is that the players will be responsible for their own fitness.
“January is a crucial month with games against Camp Hill and Dudley Kingswinford so the squad will have to be responsible for their own actions.
“They have to understand the consequences if they do not exercise and go to the gym.”
Last weekend’s icy conditions put paid to the Boars’ huge league game away to table-topping Burton on Saturday but Protherough told the Standard he was not too disappointed with the postponement.
It has been rearranged for February 24.
“All it means now is we have an extra game in February,” he said.
“The postponement gave chance for players with knocks and slight injuries to settle down and rest.
“We have been struggling with injuries over the last two to three weeks so it will do those players the world of good to have a break.”