WATFORD RETURN HEADACHE

BURNLEY, ENGLAND - AUGUST 19: Troy Deeney of Watford celebrates with teammates after scoring his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Watford FC at Turf Moor on August 19, 2018 in Burnley, United Kingdom. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

More Watford Players Join Troy Deeney By Not Returning To Training

More Watford players have joined captain Troy Deeney by deciding not to return to training on Wednesday, following the club’s three positive tests for Covid-19.

Deeney has been very strong on his stance that he will not return to training, believing it is too early for clubs to return and because some of his questions have remained unanswered.

The Hornet’s captain revealed yesterday his exact reasons for not returning and on Tuesday afternoon his stance was at least partially vindicated.

It was revealed that there were six positive Covid-19 tests and three came from Watford, including one player, and, according to the Athletic, ‘several’ more players have chosen to follow Deeney’s actions and won’t return to training on Wednesday.

748 Premier League players and staff were tested for the virus on Monday as part of ‘Project Restart‘, with Norwich City’s tests being done on Tuesday, and only six came back positive.

Half were from Watford with the player and two members of staff now self-isolating for seven days and Burnley’s assistant manager Ian Woan confirmed as another of the positive tests.

The Hertfordshire club have been one of the more vocal on their belief that Project Restart has been pushed too early but despite that, and the positive tests, are still returning to training with the guidelines in place.

748 Premier League players and staff were tested for the virus on Monday as part of ‘Project Restart‘, with Norwich City’s tests being done on Tuesday, and only six came back positive.

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Half were from Watford with the player and two members of staff now self isolating for seven days and Burnley’s assistant manager Ian Woan confirmed as another of the positive tests.

The Hertfordshire club have been one of the more vocal on their belief that Project Restart has been pushed too early but despite that, and the positive tests, are still returning to training with the guidelines in place.

Some have criticized Watford, and Deeney, for their caution by suggesting it’s all to do with their desire to stop relegation and save themselves from the drop. The club are currently only avoiding going back into the Championship on goal difference.

On Tuesday Deeney explained that his five month old baby and unanswered questions about people of black, Asian and mixed ethnicity being more likely to contract the virus were the reasons he doesn’t want to return.

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