Peterhead’s Steven Boyd says football’s shutdown has allowed him to return to peak fitness.
The striker who joined the Blue Toon in January has been working hard over the last three months to ensure when football returns he’s ready to take advantage.
Boyd arrived at Balmoor in January following a short spell with East Fife after leaving Premiership side Hamilton last summer.
The 23-year-old admits his fitness suffered after his departure from New Douglas Park, but now he reckons he is the fittest has ever been.
Boyd said: “It’s given me a chance to improve my fitness and get it back. I’m probably the fittest I’ve been in my career.”
The Premiership is set to start on August 1 with the Championship having pencilled in October 17 as the date to begin next term.
As yet a date has not been set for when League One and League Two will start, although following the same path as the Championship has been discussed.
Whenever League One starts Boyd, who is under contract with Peterhead for next season, is determined to show the Blue Toon what he is capable of.
He added: “I feel in a better place to show what I can do. I feel if I can get a good run of games I’ll keep improving.
“Jim McInally has been good to me and shown faith in so it would be good if I could do well for him and the club when football starts again.
“It’s good to have a bit of security being under contract with Peterhead for next season.
“I’m thankful that I’ve got that and will have the chance to play for them next season.”