Walsall players due back in training next week despite coronavirus outbreak

By Liam Keen | Walsall FC | Published: | Last Updated:

Walsall’s players are not set to have an extended period of time off after league games were suspended until April.

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The outbreak of the coronavirus has forced the Premier League and EFL to cease all fixtures until April 3 ‘at the earliest’ – with scope to extend that period.

The decision came after both governing bodies called emergency meetings, following the announcements that some high profile figures had contracted the virus, including Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and Chelsea forward Callum Hudson-Odoi.

The Express & Star understands that the Saddlers are due to train early this week with Tuesday being targeted.

The squad trained on Friday as they planned to face Macclesfield – before the fixtures were postponed – and have since been given the last two days off to rest.

But it’s believed that Darrell Clarke is not giving them an extended break before the fixtures are expected to return in three weeks time.

Liam Keen

By Liam Keen
Sports Reporter

Sports journalist at the Express & Star, primarily covering Walsall FC and grassroots sport across the Black Country and Staffordshire. Got a story? Get in touch on 01902 319456.


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