David Moyes fears a Premier League injury pile-up if players are rushed back from lockdown in a bid to complete the current season.
And while the West Ham boss wants a four-week training build-up once the restrictions ease, he acknowledged clubs are unlikely to get what they wish for – and could pay the price as a result.le-up when the Premier League resumes
Moyes told the Keys & Gray Show on beIN Sports: ‘I think that four weeks would be ideal. But I think three weeks will be the maximum we get.
‘Everybody’s now talking about the injuries we’re liable to pick up either during the three-week preparation time or during the period where it looks like we’ll have to play an awful lot of games in a short period of time.’
And CandH has been told that the manager is keeping the “tightest of eyes ” on the individual training regimes undertaken by the players.
He needs to ensure that every single one of the squad has kept themselves up to peak fitness during a hugely difficult time when Karren Brady claimed in a column: “The players are climbing walls.”
With the ‘curve’ beginning to stabilise in the United Kingdom there remain hopes the players could be back into training within three weeks.
The government is expected to make a statement on the situation tomorrow but there is unlikely to be any change until early May.
That would probably be the earliest clubs could hope to be in the same position as their Bundesliga colleagues who are involved in shooting and passing non contact moves at the moment.