West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady has confirmed that the commencement of individual training is the first of four phases towards the return to Premier League action, adding that the next phase will be to introduce contact training, when government guidance allows them to.
Karren Brady said “The key here is to make the environment as safe as it can possibly be because we want to be able to restart the games and finish our season. To do that we have to be ready – otherwise we’ll end up like France, Belgium and Holland, who have all had their season curtailed. There are a lot of obstacles to overcome and no doubt many compromises to make. The only common theme from all the clubs is that any compromises have to be fair and uphold the integrity of the game. Players and managers have to be key decision-makers on the protocols as there is a long way to go from where we are now to actually getting playing again.”