Leeds United players are allowed to return to Thorp Arch for training but only in one-on-one sessions with a member of Marcelo Bielsa’s coaching staff, according to BBC Radio Leeds journalist Adam Pope.

Writing via his personal Twitter account on Wednesday, Pope reported that players can train on a pitch with a coach but not with a fellow team-mate and are then allowed to go for a run after.

Pope added some extra details, saying that Leeds players are not allowed inside the main building at Thorp Arch, must arrive and leave in their kit and there is no food available.

A Leeds spokesperson confirmed earlier on Wednesday that players “have allocated times” to visit the training ground in a bid to maintain social distancing while the first phase of coronavirus testing is carried out.

The spokesperson did not add any extra details like there being no food or the main building being closed, which are things that Pope has added.

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It remains to be seen when Marcelo Bielsa will, himself, return to Thorp Arch.

Bielsa is not the most hands-on manager when it comes to watching over training sessions, although Leeds players can return to training in groups from Monday onwards as long as their test results are negative.

The Whites boss might want to watch players as often as possible when they’re back to training but that might not be possible with the number of restrictions in place.


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