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Town Players Set to Return to Training Next Week
Wednesday, 15th Jul 2020 16:00

TWTD understands the Town first-team squad are scheduled to return to Playford Road for training at the start of next week for the first time since the 2019/20 season was suspended on March 13th.

The squad will be working to stage one of the EFL’s Protocol for Return to First Team Training which will see players training in groups of up to five while keeping to social distancing guidelines.

No players or staff members will be allowed access to Playford Road unless they have submitted to a negative coronavirus test within 48 hours of their arrival. Testing, organised by the EFL, will take place twice a week.

There will also be a screening protocol prior to players and staff members arriving at the training ground.

Players will arrive at Playford Road already changed into their kit with no use of dressing room or canteen facilities permitted.

As yet there is no date set for the start of the 2019/20 season with the EFL having put the decision back to Friday 24th July.

As things stand, Saturday 29th August and Saturday 12th September are the two dates under discussion with the latter appearing the most likely.

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NicRams added 17:34 - Jul 15
I wish we were still waiting for the 2019/20 season to start but sadly it happened, kinda.

Pencilpete added 17:56 - Jul 15
Start training, work on things and be as organised and prepared as possible for the new season - sound common sense

Shawsey added 19:16 - Jul 15
They need all they can get.

brittaniaman added 19:21 - Jul 15
2 months Pre-Season training mmmm it is certainly different this year, probably starting the season behind closed doors as well ??

Andy32Cracknell added 20:13 - Jul 15
Priority before anything starts must be to get rid of Kenlock and Judge, Judge hugely overrated and Kenlock utterly useless.

ArnieM added 20:25 - Jul 15
So Can someone please explain to thicko here , why are teams in League One restricted to train in groups of five , yet the PL are playing games 11v11 plus all the officials, medical, physio and subs ?

What’s the difference ??

Hipsterectomy added 20:47 - Jul 15
they are having too much fun for being losers

leftie1972 added 22:03 - Jul 15
Arnie M, it’s very simple. Money, lots and lots of MONEY!

ChrisFelix added 09:21 - Jul 16
Its all about money. Prior to Covid19 the poor dears of the premier league complained of to many games & needed a mid season break. Now we are getting 2 games a week & a champions league jammed into the month of August. The greed of it all

rugbytomc added 12:12 - Jul 16
the kit testers must be making a FORTUNE! (Maybe they want to buy a football club with their profits?!)

AndyCracknell - I wouldn't say the priority is to get rid of Judge and Kenlock. Kenlock is a good back-up. Judge had a bad season with lot's of other things going on for him. If we had an offer, I'd sell him. Priority for me would be a decent CB (or more than one) to play alongside Woolfenden. Chambers needs competition and Wilson and Nsiala aren't quite good enough. And a target man to offer something different to Norwood or Jackson for some games. Oh, and to sell 50% of our many many MANY central midfielders!

ArnieM added 15:41 - Jul 16
Ah, yes of course MONEY !! How could I not see that one 🙄.

I think each test costs about £125 or thereabouts . So I’ll let mathematicians on here work that one out per month. A lot!

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