O’Neill: We will be ready… if we get the green light

Lee O’Neill believes the Town squad will be ready and raring to go should the League One season resume.

The EFL released a statement last week, confirming the delay in the voting process to decide if the League One season will be concluded or settled via a points-per-game basis.

A decision is now expected to be announced next week, with the decision likely to be brining an early close to the season, with clubs citing financial reasons for the main reasoning behind the potential decision.

However, should the League One season resume, O’Neill believes the Town squad will be ready to go with phase one training all set to be implemented at Playford Road.

“If we get the green light to carry on with the season, we will be ready to go straight away,” Town’s general manager football operations, Lee O’Neill, told the Club website.

“We can deliver phase one of a return to training in line with all the guidelines. Players will arrive at Playford Road in their kit and be directed through a ‘one way system’ to be tested for their temperature and other medical requirements.

“There will be no close contact between anyone; it will be social distancing at all times and small groups working far apart. Players will drive straight home after training and wash their own kit. 

“Everything is in place for phase one return and while we have looked at what is required going forward and are confident we can meet all the protocols, there is no point in actively moving in that direction until a decision is made on whether our season will continue or not.” 

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