Norwich City midfielder Kenny McLean admits it's tough to
focus on football right now but says the players are sticking to their
individual training regimes.
The group chat between the players would normally be focused
on football and the games ahead, but McLean has revealed the squad are focused
on a different topic at the minute as the coronavirus crisis dominates
The Canaries squad are currently under doctor's orders in a
bid to safely negotiate the outbreak and have been told to stay at home for the
The 28-year-old, like all footballers across the United
Kingdom, is in a state of limbo due to the pandemic which has halted the game
both at home and abroad.
The Premier League and English Football League have
suspended all fixtures until April 30 at the earliest but there is speculation
that a longer lay-off will be required.
The Canaries squad are set to return to training on April 5,
although that is subject to change and McLean told the PA news agency how
football has become secondary at the moment to "more important things
going on in the world".
"Nobody has been really mentioning the football side of
things," he said. "The doctor has been added to the group chat and he
has been basically keeping us up to date with everything and telling us what to
do. That's what our group chat consists of just now."
In the meantime, the players are working hard on their
fitness programmes at home and the club have gone to great lengths to try and
keep them in the best shape possible for when they do return to playing.
Bikes and gym equipment have been delivered to the players
and McLean has also revealed they have to sign into a programme every morning
and also have a phone app to help them.
McLean has also confirmed that April 5 is the date they
could return for training, but for now, they have been told to stay away and
work on their training at home.
- TEAMtalk media