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8 April 2020

"It can play a massive part in us getting back to normal life"

Paul Lambert says sport can play a massive part in getting people back to normality after Covid-19 and thinks the virus may change the perception of supporters.

Close on five million watched the ‘Virtual Grand National’ on television at the weekend as the country continued to be starved of live sport during the lockdown.

“People are missing sport and it can play a massive part in us getting back to normal life after this virus is under control,” the Town boss told the Club website.

“It’s not just football. Look at the big events that have been lost, Wimbledon, the Grand National, the golf, the Olympics. Those events would have been watched by millions and millions.

“For a lot of people sport plays a significant part in their life and they can’t wait for football, cricket, tennis and the rest to get going again.

“I think there will be a big positive reaction when life gets back to normal and sport can have a leading role to play in that.

"The virus might change the perception of supporters as well. They might realise sport is to be enjoyed and that it’s not all doom and gloom.”    

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