Yeovil Town boss Gary Johnson said this week that it was 'great to be back' in business with the players returning to pre-season training following the summer break.

And Johnson was delighted that they had come back healthy, in shape and 'raring to go.'

"They have come back fit and have done what was expected of them during the break," he said. "All we need to do now with them is get them sharp.

"I've been really pleased with their attitude. Everybody has been weighed and nobody has come out with anything untoward."

The players returned to Huish Park for training on Tuesday and among the faces were a number of triallists hoping to impress Johnson and his coaching staff.

Among the players were Bath City's Jamie Gosling, Burscough's Joe Taylor and defender/midfielder Sam Sodje who Yeovil came up against last season when he was playing for Nationwide Conference outfit Margate.

Sodje, who will celebrate his 23rd birthday on July 14, is the brother of Crewe Alexandra player Efetobore Sodje, and he scored six league goals for Margate last season.

Johnson has also been looking at several other players who were invited down to training, but yesterday remained tight-lipped about their identities.

But he did confirm that Gosling, Taylor and Sodje would be travelling with the Glovers' on their four-day tour of Belgium and Germany which opens on Friday evening with a game against Sporting Lokeren.

They will be joined on the tour by three other players -- one from Anderlecht, one from Antwerp and one from Germany. But there is no doubting that the Yeovil players have returned to duty in good spirits.

Johnson said: "Following on from last season's success the players have been walking proudly around standing 6ft tall this summer -- even Lee Johnson and Darren Way!

"We are buzzing and it is what we are in the game for. The boys are really up for it.

"The competitiveness was there to see on Tuesday when they returned to training and I think it shook up a couple of the new lads. Team spirit is brilliant on and off the field and everyone is looking forward to the new challenge of the Football League."

Two players, however, will not be making the trip to Belgium and Germany.

Striker/defender Chris Giles has recently had an operation to remove a piece of floating bone from his ankle and will be sidelined for between three and four weeks. Defender Tom White is also still rehabilitating from his long-term injury.