Enda Stevens says some Sheffield United players have been tested for coronavirus
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Enda Stevens says some Sheffield United players have been tested for coronavirus

Enda Stevens says that some of the Sheffield United players have been tested for coronavirus.

Stevens added that he has also been self-isolating, but only as a precautionary measure.

The first team squad were given Saturday, Sunday and Monday off after the Premier League decided to suspend all games until April 3.

They are due back in tomorrow, but will train as a self-contained group. All of the youth teams players and staff have been sent home.

“I’ve been self-isolating myself – me and my girlfriend and my little baby. We haven’t really been going outdoors or meeting up with the lads or anything like that,” Stevens told the Off The Ball AM podcast.

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“The first time I’ll see people will be at training tomorrow.”

Stevens added: “If anyone is showing symptoms they’re not to show up. They said that in the meeting on Friday. If they are showing symptoms they need to speak to the doctor and the doctor will say; ‘stay away for the necessary time’.

“I think a few of the lads have been tested and we haven’t seen anything of the coronavirus as yet.”

What could the coronavirus outbreak mean for Sheffield United?

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As things stand, the 2019/20 season will resume in early April. However, with things developing so quickly there is every chance that could be pushed back.

The Premier League’s intentions are to finish the campaign, even if that means going beyond May. Yet there is also a chance that it could be voided.

For that to happen 14 of the 20 clubs in the division would need to vote in favour. It would not be in the Blades’ interest, as it would end their hopes of European qualification.

Instead the places for Europe will be based on the 2018/19 standings. But they are also not in danger of being relegated, even if the season is void.

“In terms of voiding the league, let’s see how the next three or four weeks are going to be and what comes of it,” Stevens added.

“It’s a hard decision to make.”

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