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EPL English Premier LeagueEPL Transfer NewsGordon Tylor: We’ve been told to sit indoors for about six weeks

Gordon Tylor: We’ve been told to sit indoors for about six weeks

Chief executive of the Professional Footballers’ Association Gordon Taylor said Players in the Premier League may not want to be used as guinea pigs in the Restart Project program.

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the world is seeking to slowly return to normal thus professional sport will be allowed to restart on June 1 declared The British Government on Monday.

The Premier League is reported to be operating to restart matches on June 12, which has been on standstill since March.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Taylor said: “It’s never pleasant because we’ve been told to sit indoors for about six weeks, so over the next few minutes it’s the beginning to what’s known as the lightening of such restrictions.” 

“The players don’t want to be used as guinea pigs so that’s going to apply to everybody in competitive sport.”

“It’s about finding the safety balance and doing as hard as possible to get back to normality.”

A process that Taylor has confirmed would be slow and steady until the league can return to the field the teams will first return to full training.

“It’s going to be a staged process to learn about returning to training. There’s going to be five phases and its patience on the way out,” he added.

“We should place our foot back in the water when things are smoothed back over, keeping in mind that there may be backbite and that’s when the medical professionals come in.”

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