The Peterborough United squad are not giving up on reaching the play-offs without a fight.
There have been many times this season where the players have been on the proverbial canvass, but the Peterborough United squad showed they were up for the fight as they were put through their paces by English Light Welterweight Champion Tommy Martin at Vics Gym in Hampton.
Martin, a former Posh Academy player, was asked by manager Dave Robertson to put on a session for the squad as they prepare for the final countdown as the season draws to it's conclusion with Posh still in touching distance of the play-offs.
Martin and his team pulled no punches as they set-up a tough session for the squad and Robertson was pleased with the way the players responded to the challenge.
'The players threw themselves into the challenge. Today was about earning the right to play. We have a lot to fight for in these last five games and we have learned a lot from this training exercise about the players and how they deal with different scenarios.
'It is great as a football club that we can call on one of our former players to help us out. Tommy was part of the Academy and has gone on to have tremendous success in his boxing career and it was fantastic that he was able to come down with his team and put the players through their paces. I would also like to thank Vic from Vics Gym who allowed us to use the gym during that time and it was a great day for everyone involved.'
Martin was delighted to answer the call from his former manager to help the lads for the final push of the season. 'I got a call from my good friend Dave who wanted my help and I was thrilled to be able to help out. The moral of the story was that you have to work to get the rewards.
'You can't just turn up to training and have it easy, you need to grit your teeth and work your socks off. Not only that, but you have to fight for your position. The lads took all that on board and worked really hard and that is what we wanted to see,' Martin said.
Martin is set to defend his title in the summer with a possible fight at the O2 arena.