Barnsley players and staff are set to undergo coronavirus tests tomorrow ahead of a scheduled return to training on Monday.

The Reds are hopeful that the full squad can meet to train in five groups of five, staying two metres apart at all times. Many of the players, and Struber himself, returned from overseas last week but Barnsley believe they are free to return to work from Monday. 

Head coach Struber told the Chronicle: "I will be happy when we start training on Monday. Everyone will be happy when we are back in the normal way of football, and Monday is the first step.  We will start in five groups of five with social distancing, no challenges and no contact. This is necessary at the moment and it is only the first step.

"If anyone tests positive, the player will go to isolation for seven days but I hope every single player and every member of staff is healthy and ready for Monday.” 

Some players, such as Watford's Troy Deeney, have said they are not willing to train. But Struber said: "My impression, when I speak with my boys, is that every single player is happy to go back to training. But it is my responsibility and duty that, when I don’t think it is time for football, we don’t train. But now, the numbers go down and we can make the first step on Monday."

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