Sheffield United’s pre-season plans unravel as ‘two players are left in Spain after testing positive for Covid and the entire squad forced to self-isolate’ ahead of new Championship campaign
- Sheffield United squad forced to isolate after two Covid positives
- An attacker and reserve goalkeeper tested positive, according to The Sun
- The squad must isolate for 10 days and disrupt plans for the season opener
Sheffield United’s plans to get off to a strong start back in the championship have been hit after two players tested positive for coronavirus during their preparation camp in Spain.
A report in The sun said one striker and reserve goalkeeper tested positive and were forced to stay in Spain while the rest of the squad returned to England and were forced into isolation for the next 10 days.
Sportsmail has contacted the club for comment.
Sheffield United’s pre-season plans were thrown into chaos by two players who tested positive
The revolution seriously disrupts the plans of new coach Slavisa Jokanovic for next season komen
The news is a huge blow to new coach Slavisa Jokanovic, who will now be robbed of crucial time with his side as they prepare for a championship attack and try to return straight to the Premier League after being relegated by a miserly 23 last season. . points.
The Serb would have been looking forward to getting his ideas across to the squad and coming up with a clear vision for their season opener at home to Birmingham City on August 7.
But now he will have to communicate with his players via phone and video call while they can train alone at home.
Sheffield United are back in the Championship Championship after two seasons in the Premier League
The first-team players return from isolation just in time for an exhibition game with Doncaster on July 28 before taking on Premier League Norwich City on July 31 in their final warm-up game.
Spain has a more liberal approach to visitors, although the number of coronavirus cases is steadily rising, with more than 31,000 infections on Friday.
But Britain has an even higher infection rate, with 54,674 cases reported on Saturday, and all government-imposed restrictions will end on Monday, dubbed ‘Friday Day’.