Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce has warned that players would not be ready for competitive action until the end of June as the English Premier League looks to restart its season.
The league has been suspended since mid-March as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
But its plans to resume next month received a boost when the UK government last week said it was “opening the door” for the sport to return.
Another meeting is planned for Monday to discuss safety measures needed for “Project Restart” to happen and Bruce said players need at least six weeks to get back in shape. (Text, photo by Punch)