Speaking to the club’s official website, Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray has said that captain Elliott Bennett’s positive COVID-19 test result has “shook a few of the players up”.

In the second batch of COVID-19 testing, three Championship players returned positive test results. One of which was Blackburn Rovers midfielder and captain Elliott Bennett.

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Bennett has been showing no signs of symptoms and upon contracting the virus he will now self isolate for the next seven days. The Rovers utility man will return to training once his isolation is complete providing no symptoms are shown.

Now, Blackburn boss Tony Mowbray has provided an insight into the mood of his squad after Bennett’s test results. He spoke to the club’s official website to say that some of the players have been shook up.

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Mowbray said:

“Elliott getting a positive test has shook a few of the players up. The situation regarding Elliott was disappointing for him, but it’s disappointing for us all.

“The players who were training in Elliott’s group have all had further tests and they’ve come back as negative. Elliott Bennett’s a model professional, really conscientious, a hard-working kid, and a family man.

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“He’s taken every precaution, as everyone has, and it was a surprise when he was pulled off the training pitch and told he had a positive test. He has no symptoms and he’s fine, but he’ll self isolate and should be back training for us after his self-isolation.

“I think we should all have caution. When players are allowed contact, their natural enthusiasm will take over and they’ll get wrapped up in the training.”