Scotland stars John Fleck and Oli McBurnie have been told to stay away from Sheffield United premises.
The Yorkshire club finally called a halt to training as they became the last club to do so in the fight against Coronavirus. It has even been reported that they played an in-house friendly last week after trying to organise a friendly match with Rotherham United.
All their properties are shut and non-essential business is suspended indefinitely as they contribute to the fight against the pandemic.
Stephen Bettis, United’s chief executive officer, said in a statement: “The decisions taken by the Government have been made in the interests of health and well-being of everyone and as a Club we have a responsibility to help prevent further spread of the virus, hence the measures that have been taken.
“We will continue to take guidance from relevant authorities throughout this period and will attempt to assist with every effort as we navigate these unprecedented challenges.
“On behalf of the Board of Directors, Chris Wilder and all of the team, we hope that Blades supporters stay safe and well in this difficult time and we thank everyone for the measures that they have taken so far.”
Better late than never
Sheffield United have definitely moved a bit later than most clubs with these sorts of measures. That being said, it’s better to do this now than not at all.
Fleck and McBurnie are both enjoying good seasons at Bramall Lane, with the Blades currently sitting in seventh place.
They are pushing for European football in their first season back in the Premier League, but the Scotland pair will have to wait for the opportunity to get that feat done.