Swansea City’s Matt Grimes has told the club website that the effort from the club staff to get training up and running again has been phenomenal.

The Sky Bet Championship season has been suspended since March due to the Coronavirus pandemic but things are starting to get back to normal. On Monday, training started again but it was far different than what players would have expected.

In order to comply with social distancing, all training has to be done in phased groups. Players also have to arrive in their training gear and have to leave as soon as they have finished. All players also have to be tested for Coronavirus before they start training. All of this has led to extra challenges for the club staff who have had to prepare all the changes and then enforce them.

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Grimes has taken the time to praise the staff who have been working hard to make sure they can train this week.

Grimes said: “It’s been a phenomenal effort from all the staff at the club. I can’t stress enough how hard they’ve worked over the last couple of weeks to put everything in place, from scheduling the drills to providing the right care and making sure everything’s set up for our return.

“The lads are very thankful, and we feel more than comfortable going back into training, which says it all.

“The manager and first-team coaching staff have been fantastic putting on sessions that we enjoy and get a lot out of when it can sometimes be hard.

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“We just have to make sure we turn up in the correct kit every day with our water bottle and boots and that’s all we have to worry about; the staff have taken care of everything else.

“It’s given us a platform to get back to where we want to be, which is back on the pitch. We thank them massively.”

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