Sheffield Wednesday’s Cameron Dawson has told BBC Look North that he believes training will be safe because he thinks most players have already had Coronavirus.
The Owls, like the rest of the Sky Bet Championship, returned to training on Monday. While things are starting to get back to normal ahead of a potential return in June, training is not completely normal as it is being done in phased groups.
Ahead of the return to training, every player and staff member in the Championship was tested for Coronavirus to make sure it didn’t spread across the league. In the end only two people, both at Hull City, tested positive for the virus.
When asked about the virus and the safety of the players amid the pandemic, Dawson has said he believes they will be fine as he thinks that most players will have had the Coronavirus before due to how quickly it would spread around the league due to how closely they work together.
Dawson said: “I can’t help but think that if it (coronavirus) has been around for as long as they say it has in the last year, I tend to think that it must have gone round most of the football clubs already.
“We are in such close proximity day to day and if it has been around for as long as they say it has, I sort of feel like lot of footballers will have already had it. They talk about asymptomatic things and stuff like that. I think obviously we are young, fit men in general.
“I genuinely think most footballers will have had it at some point.
“It is another reason I think that in football there is not going to be…I would be very surprised if it breaks out and there’s suddenly hundreds test positive when we move to contact. I don’t really see that and hopefully that is the case and we can get moving.”