Jonathan Woodgate has allowed his Middlesbrough players to have a week away from training, according to Teesside Live.
The EFL confirmed last week that they would do all that they could to get the season finished, following the suspension of all fixtures in the Premier League, the EFL and the WSL.
This includes all matches in the Championship, League One and League Two, as well as all Academy and youth team fixtures.
As it stands, matches are postponed until April 30th, however it’s widely expected that this suspension of fixtures could be extended once again.
While other clubs in the EFL have been given time off to self-isolate, Woodgate had his players in for training last week as he looked to keep their fitness up as they await further news on when matches could resume.
However with no update expected, he’s allowed his players to take a week off to spend with their families.
Should that week-long break be extended by Jonathan Woodgate and his staff they’ll then be making sure that the player have individual training plans that they can do while at home.
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The threat of this outbreak is certainly taking the world by storm.
While football fans may be frustrated by the suspended fixture schedule, it’s worth remembering that some things are more important than a football match.
The health and wellbeing of those in attendance has to be of the utmost importance as this vicious virus has the potential to cause serious harm if it’s not contained.
Of course football clubs need to do what is best for themselves from a business point of view, but surely common sense will prevail with a matter such as this.