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Covid-19: Another Brighton Player Tests Positive

By Ibrahim Taiwo, The Nigerian Voice Sports
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Brighton and Hove Albion chief executive, Paul Barber has confirmed that another member of their first team has tested positive to coronavirus, making it the third player in Brighton's first team.

In a conversation with SkySports News, Barber confirmed that despite Brighton's total adherence to the safety guideline, another member of his club has produced a positive test to the disease.

"It is a concern, Unfortunately we've had a third player test positive yesterday (Saturday, May 9), so despite all of the measures that we've been taking over the past few weeks, where the players haven't been involved in any significant training at all, we've still suffered another player testing positive for the virus."

"So there are concerns and I think it's normal for all clubs to have those concerns. We want to make sure we do everything that we can to ensure those protocols are in place and are safe and secure and mitigate the risk as far as we can."

Barber has been the individual spearheading the campaign against playing the remaining Premier League matches at neutral grounds when the season resumes believes the most important step will be the delivery of a framework from the league about how clubs should structure their training schedules.

Barber said "One of the things we've asked the Premier League for is a complete plan of all of the stages of returning to play,"

"First we need to get players back training in small groups, then they need to get involved in some contact training and then training for a match before the match itself.

"So there are lots of stages, it's very complex and there are people at the Premier League working very hard to produce detailed paperwork to move through those stages as safely as possible."