DAVID Templeton’s summer holiday is on hold as the winger plans to focus on his rehab work to ensure he is ready for the start of the new season.
The Scot suffered a knee ligament injury on March 23 in the victory over Accrington and missed the last seven games as a result.
Now, while the rest of the squad are taking a well-earned break, Templeton is working on his fitness with physio Nick Fenton.
He said: “I will be doing a lot of rehab over the summer and I know Fents will batter me, so it won’t be an easy summer for me. He will get me in good shape and hopefully I will be going into pre-season feeling good and take it from there.
“The injury changes everything. I don’t think I will be going away this summer. I will be here, maybe back in Scotland at weekends, but otherwise at the club all week working with Fents or going to the gym on my days off to work on the upper body and stuff.
“It will be a hard summer, but I don’t have many left in football, so ‘m giving it everything I have got to get myself fit.
“Last time I had an operation I was without a club, so I had to do my own rehab and I didn’t know what I was doing. Now I’m getting proper rehab I want to do everything to get my leg as good as it can be.”
Templeton believes the Brewers can kick on next season after showing the potential to be challengers in 2018/19.
He said: “We were inconsistent and lost a lot of games we shouldn’t have. If we can go into next season and rectify the mistakes we are making defensively and offensively we can give it a right good go to go up as we weren’t far off, we just dropped some silly points.”