Portsmouth manager Kenny Jackett has said that the squad are in good spirits despite the ongoing postponement of the football season.
For Portsmouth, the first-team are currently not in training, and it was confirmed over the weekend that four players have been tested positive for Covid-19 – Andy Cannon, James Bolton, Sean Raggett and Haji Mnoga.
The four of them have undergone a mandatory period of self-isolation in accordance with Government guidelines.
Speaking about how they are all getting on, Jackett said they are doing well and have yet to show symptoms.
“I spoke to the four players this morning and none of them were feeling particularly unwell,” the Portsmouth manager told the club website.
“We’re in regular contact with the whole squad to see if anyone has any symptoms and doing our best to support them through these unprecedented times.”
He added that all players in the squad are expected to stick to personal routines to help keep them fit.
“We’ve given the players individual training programmes, which are geared towards keeping them as fit as possible.”
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As it stands, fixtures have been suspended across the UK in all leagues until April 30 at the earliest.
However, even with the date that has been given, it remains to be seen when the season will resume and when it will be completed by. Jackett shares that view.
“We’re not aware of anything different to what we see on the television. There’s no more information and it’s just a case of watching and waiting.
“I’ve also been speaking to lots of others managers to see what they’re doing with players and how they’re dealing with the situation.”
It is good news that the four players that have tested positive have yet to feel any effects of the illness as of yet.
For Jackett and Portsmouth, it is just about playing the waiting game from now on in, as the football world continues to be in limbo about when competitions will resume.
With so many permutations on the line, everyone at the club will be hoping that the season is not deemed void.