David Artell has revealed that his players will be returning to full time training in small groups from Thursday. The sessions will be non-contact for the first week at least and the players will continue to be tested until it is phased out. The Crewe Alexandra boss believes that temperature checks for staff and players will remain in place for the foreseeable future.
Talking to the club’s official website the promotion winning boss said: “The players will be back in from Thursday on a full-time basis. It will be non-contact training at first but we are hoping that that won’t last too long.
“The players will be tested again on Saturday in readiness for when we can have contact training again.
“The testing will then stop at some point but I would think that the temperature testing for staff and players will continue for the foreseeable future.
“We have had to submit our sessions plans to the EFL because we are returning ahead of 1st August and had to provide a risk assessment to make sure that everyone remains as safe as possible. There has been a lot of work taking place and it has been thought out to give us the foundation of a good six weeks.”
He added: “Regardless of what we need to do, we are here to play football and the message is clear, we will be ready for League One football.