More Watford Players Set To Boycott Training

Ismaila Sarr of Watford celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal with teammate Abdoulaye Doucoure during the Premier League match between Watford FC and Liverpool FC at Vicarage Road

A list of Watford players have joined captain Troy Deeney in refusing to return to training after the club reported three positive coronavirus tests.

The Hornets were the Premier League’s worst-hit club after results were confirmed on Tuesday, with one player and two members of the back-room staff testing positive for coronavirus.

The three people will self-isolate for seven days but The Athletic reports that more players will not train on Wednesday.

This comes after there were six positive tests during the 748 tests carried out on Premier League players and staff at training grounds.

Among those to test positive were Burnley’s assistant manager Ian Woan.

It is reported that the three people at Watford to test positive are doing fine and are now following government guidelines.

The Hornets’ captain, Deeney, admitted on Monday that he didn’t feel comfortable returning to training due to the increased risk to BAME males and his young son having breathing difficulties.

Speaking to Eddie Hearn and Tony Bellew on the Talk the Talk YouTube show, Deeney revealed he had informed Watford that he wouldn’t be training.

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