The Premier League is making significant progress in its plans to resume the season next month, according to reports in the English media.
Club managers and captains were brought into discussions once again today to talk about the potential return of full-contact training (Phase Two).
A White Paper from STATSports was discussed, which was used to clear up any questions regarding the impact of training as a full squad, while there was also an update on the meeting of the BAME Advisory group.
The risk of BAME players contracting COVID-19 is higher than any other group, but talks were held on Friday to alleviate any fears about a possible return. It was felt that the meeting was productive and helped reassure players that they will be safe.
A vote is expected tomorrow on Phase Two with some Premier League clubs likely to step up preparations as early as Thursday if teams vote in favour.
With Government guidance on Elite Sport having been made public on Monday, combined with the success of the Bundesliga, there is now growing confidence that the season will restart in mid-June.