Double Wednesday workout for Samp as Praet resumes work on the pitch

Sampdoria trained twice on Wednesday as they begin to crank up their preparations for Sunday’s home game against Hellas Verona.

In the morning the squad was split into two groups according to position, alternating a gym programme with tactical drills outside.

In the afternoon Marco Giampaolo and the coaching staff put the players through a series of small-sided games, with Primavera youngsters Goncalo Cabral, Joao Claudio Gomes Ricciulli, Titas Krapikas, Alex Pastor, Ognjen Stijepovic and Andrea Tessiore making up the numbers.

Dennis Praet meanwhile had physio then did some light jogging for the first time since his injury in the morning, before working in the pool after lunch.

The Blucerchiati will train again on Thursday afternoon.