The return of the English League has received a big boost with the latest development after clubs agreed to move to phase two of the ‘Project Restart’.
Premier League clubs have today unanimously voted to resume contact training.
Clubs returned to training last week albeit with social distance and no contact. That has however changed today after clubs agree that players can now be able to “train as a group and engage in tackling while minimising unnecessary close contact,” a statement said.
The decision to return to contact training was agreed following consultation with clubs, players, managers, the Professional Football Association (PFA), the League Managers Association (LMA) and the government.
Discussions continue on plans to resume the season when “conditions allow”, it added.
Premier League players and staff will continue to be tested twice a week for coronavirus. 1,744 tests have been done across the league with eight people testing positive though the third round of results is expected to be released today.
Plans for the third phase of Project Restart include a step towards normal training and build-up to competitive games.