VIDEO: Blades make a splash... in enemy territory!

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Sheffield United made a splash this afternoon as their pre-season preparations continued in the pool - in Hillsborough!

Nigel Clough and his first team squad visited Hillsborough Leisure Centre for a session in the swimming pool, to cool off after a tough week which also included a fitness session in Graves Park.

Sheffield United train in Graves Park.

Sheffield United train in Graves Park.

“It’s hardly been a walk in the park for the boys,” coach Chris Morgan smiled.

“It’s a different type of running - we went down to the running track earlier in the week, and it’s good to bring the boys out into the community and meet some fans.

“You can sometime get bored of running around the same old training ground, so sometimes a change is as good as a rest. But it’s still tough and they realise that, but it’s got to be done and the more work they do, the better the results will be.”

United begin their League One campaign on August 9, at home to Bristol City.