Premier League clubs to resume contact training

THE RETURN OF THE PREMIER LEAGUE has moved a step closer after clubs voted unanimously to resume contact training.

This move comes as a boost to the ‘Project Restart’ campaign with players now able to “train as a group and engage in tackling while minimising unnecessary close contact,” according to a statement following an agreement between Premier League clubs, players, managers, the Government, Professional Football Association and League Managers Association.

Ninty-two Premier League matches remain unplayed since the suspension back on March 13. Players and staff will continue to undergo two coronavirus tests each week. It is hoped that league fixtures will resume in the second week of June, subject to conditions allowing.

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Brian Jeeves

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