Dundee United’s Lawrence Shankland has spoken on how he’s coping with current lockdown measures in place nationwide.

There are strict rules citizens must follow to help combat an outbreak of Covid-19, with the main message being to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives.

A vital message. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

It means football is on hold for now and Dundee United’s main marksman has opened up on how he’s been keeping himself busy.

“It’s not a good situation, but we just need to deal with it as best we can,” Shankland told the BBC. “All the boys have been trying to keep as fit as we can and that’s been the biggest problem, which is something to be grateful for given everything that’s going on.

“I’ve got a spin bike at home and a few free weights. I’ve been doing a bit of running as well. As players we know our bodies and I know I need to keep myself ticking over, training as much as I can. It’s been easy for me to keep it up but others might find it a bit more difficult.

Lawrence Shankland is trying to keep fit.

Lawrence Shankland is trying to keep fit. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)

“I might have struggled with what I ate before but now I know about my calorie intake and I’ve been cutting down because I’m not training as hard on my own. I’ve been doing most of my work-outs in the middle of the day to break it up a bit.”

Title lies in wait

Robbie Neilson’s men were 14 points clear at the Championship summit prior to football’s shutdown. They now face an anxious wait to see if they can get things up and running again.

Shankland himself hadn’t been doing too badly this term, scoring 28 goals in 33 games. He’ll need to wait a while to take that tally to 30, if at all.

United have spoken about their willingness to get the league campaign done and they’ll be hoping for as swift a return to action as possible in their pursuit of Premiership football.

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