‘Business as usual’ for Doncaster Rovers squad despite coronavirus fears

Matty Blair says it has been business as usual for the Doncaster Rovers squad despite fears over the coronavirus outbreak.

Tuesday, 10th March 2020, 5:15 pm
Updated Wednesday, 11th March 2020, 11:49 am

The midfielder says no measures out of the ordinary have been implemented at the Cantley Park training ground in a bid to combat the spread of the virus.

And he expects the Rovers squad will be going through the similar minor processes that have being rolled out in workplaces across the country in the wake of the global outbreak.

“The changes have just been with what you see day to day,” he told the Free Press.

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“There’s the stuff like hand sanitisers, soaps and things like that - all that has come into full effect.

“But that is no different to any other working environment that people are in.

“It’s just business as usual. We don’t even think about it.”

The 30-year-old himself insists he is not concerned by the outbreak and continues to focus on training in the normal manner.

“If I start worrying about things like that and implementing things in my life then I will start having a lot more negative thoughts and effects,” he said.

“It’s one of those for me where I’ll deal with it if it comes and the chances are it won’t.”

Unlike some countries in continental Europe, English football has so far seen only minor measures put in place in a bid to prevent the spread of the virus, including the banning of pre-match handshakes.