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Crystal Palace's Andros Townsend says players are keen for next phase of training
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Crystal Palace's Andros Townsend says players are keen for next phase of training

Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend reckons players are ready to hit the ground running and resume contact training, RTE reported.

Townsend lauded the Premier League for their testing regime as the second round of blanket tests revealed that one of Bournemouth's players test positive for Covid19.

"We're desperate to get back to normality and contact training," Townsend told Sky Sports.

"At the start of the week you're worried about being near other players but as the days go on, you get more and more comfortable with each positive test.

"If it was two people from the same club (who had tested positive) you'd start to ask questions about how it had spread around the training ground.

"But the fact it's at two different clubs and they've kept it from spreading shows that we're in the safest workplace in the country and it gives us the confidence to move on to the next phase of testing."

Premier League players have been getting involved in non-contact training limited to small groups and 'Stage Two' is set to be finalised where the government will allow close contact and tackling.

"We're training in groups of eight so there are 16 players from the squad I just haven't seen," Townsend continued.

"Hopefully with each successful round of testing we can get a few more players back into training and some time next week we can move on to phase two."

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