Coronavirus: Latics players training away from the club
Date published: 16 March 2020
Latics boss Dino Maamria
As the Coronavirus crisis deepens across the UK, Latics players are keeping themselves ticking over by training away from the club’s facilities this week.
The EFL suspended all fixtures on Friday until the start of April at the very least, prompting Boundary Park chiefs to act quickly to ensure disruption was kept to a minimum.
As a result, the players will train away from Boundary Park and Chapel Road to reduce the risk of spreading the virus.
On a positive note, there are no confirmed cases or Latics players showing signs of the symptoms.
Manager Dino Maamria said; "The first team are on active rest this week.
"I’ve made the decision with my staff to give the players individual fitness work programmes to do on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
"Spirits remain high in the camp and we will keep in regular contact with them to see how they’re getting on and offer support as the backroom staff are committed to ensure we can continue to make progress.
"At the moment we plan to be back in from next Monday training together and focusing on the fixtures we have left.
"We understand it’s a difficult time for everyone and it’s an opportunity to rest, recover and make sure as a squad we’re in peak physical condition when the football season resumes as we want to finish the season strongly.”
As it stands, Latics are currently in 19th place in League Two, with nine games remaining of the 2019/20 campaign.
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