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1 June 2020

O'Neill: “Everything is in place for phase one return to training"

Town are in a position to resume training immediately if the EFL give the go-ahead that the League One season will be played out.

A final decision is expected next week with clubs likely to be given a straight vote between continuing the season or ending the campaign now and adopting the EFL recommended framework which would see a points per game average decide final positions in the table. The top two would be promoted, with third to sixth featuring in the Play-Offs and the bottom three relegated.

“If we get the green light to carry on with the season, we will be ready to go straight away,” Town’s general manager football operations, Lee O’Neill, told the Club website.

“We can deliver phase one of a return to training in line with all the guidelines. Players will arrive at Playford Road in their kit and be directed through a ‘one way system’ to be tested for their temperature and other medical requirements.

“There will be no close contact between anyone; it will be social distancing at all times and small groups working far apart. Players will drive straight home after training and wash their own kit.

“Everything is in place for phase one return and while we have looked at what is required going forward and are confident we can meet all the protocols, there is no point in actively moving in that direction until a decision is made on whether our season will continue or not.”

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