Wednesday, August 24, 2011
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Rangers' coach helps Saints in fitness quest

GLASGOW Rangers' fitness coach Adam Owen is helping The New Saints prepare for the new season.
With the Europa League starting later this month, Owen will help the Saints stay fit from now right through to next May.
"He had the experience with Rangers and he's prepared a similar programme for us," said Saints coach Carl Darlington.
"We need to protect our players over what'll be a very long season - to make sure there's no burn-out half way through or towards the end."
Rangers reached the last 16 of the Europa League last season before bowing out over two legs to PSV Eindhoven.
Three days later they beat Celtic in the League Cup final - and later kicked on to pip their Glasgow rivals to the Scottish Premier League title and Owen was seen as playing a big part in that sustaining the players' fitness throughout.
"Adam's an old friend of mine, and his help to us will be invaluable - we have three weeks to be ready for whoever we play in the Europa League, and then the Welsh season will get going," Darlington told BBC Radio Shropshire.
Owen (30) started his coaching career with the youth squad at home-town club Wrexham after Welsh Premier playing experience with Newtown, Cefn Druids and Connah's Quay.
After obtaining a Sports Science degree and a UEFA 'A' Licence coaching diploma, he moved to Celtic as a youth coach before taking over the reserve team squad.
He then moved again, to take a first-team position at Sheffield Wednesday as the Yorkshire club's head fitness and rehabilitation coach.
In March 2007 he returned to Scotland to join the management team at Rangers, working with Walter Smith and Ally McCoist.
He has also recently started working as a sports science consultant to the Football Association of Wales.

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