A Leeds United spokesperson has revealed the measures in place at Thorp Arch after players were spotted training today (Wednesday).
Leeds’ official Twitter account uploaded images of Mateusz Klich, Stuart Dallas and Bryce Hossanah going through their paces, making use of the playing fields and the running track that Marcelo Bielsa personally wanted implemented to help improve fitness.
🏃 Individual fitness sessions continue with potential small group sessions from next week pic.twitter.com/hIUTGLPXAR
— Leeds United (@LUFC) May 20, 2020
As quoted by the Yorkshire Evening Post, Leeds have revealed why those three players have been allowed back to the training ground and what measures are in place to ensure that social distancing is applied.
“It’s all individual running, they arrive in their gear and have allocated times to go,” a Leeds spokesperson said.
“It’s no different to meeting one other person from another household in the park, they’re essentially using it as a park for running in.”
It is a very good point by Leeds to say that it is no different for players to train at the training ground rather than in a local park.
If anything, it is safer for them to exercise in a restricted area, away from the public, than it would be for them to go running around somewhere like Woodhouse Moor or Roundhay Park.
Players are set to be tested in the coming days so we hope no one tests positives and that everyone can return to training on Monday in good condition.
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