Sheffield United pair urge players to have faith in PL’s Project Restart plan

Sheffield United's Enda Stevens and John Egan believe players will be safe when the Premier League returns.

League chiefs are trying to sell Project Restart to players and they want the Premier League to resume by June 19.

Various safety measures have been suggested to meet social distancing rules and Stevens claims the players will agree to the League’s plan.

“You have to have confidence in the people behind the scenes that they will come up with a plan,” said the Blades defender.

“It’s going to be tough for them to come up with one, but you’ve got to have the confidence that they will.

“Whatever plan they come up with, the players will buy into it. Personally, if it gets us that bit closer to a football pitch then I’m down with it. I think we need to listen to the right people and they will guide us.”

Egan agreed with his team-mate and fellow Irishman and he also has faith in the authorities.

“We want to be back playing games, it’s our job and obviously it’s got to be safe to do that,” said the centre-half.

“With the Premier League, they’re going to have specialists in every area and they’ll be getting the best advice they can.

“Once they do make a plan with the safest way to do it, then you’ve got to trust them. For me and us, we want the season to resume and I’m sure they’ll come up with a way that’s safe to do so.

“After speaking with the lads, the consensus is that we’re ready to finish the league. We’ve trained really hard while this has been going on and we’re hungry to get back when it’s safe to do so.”

Stevens claims he is happy with United’s safety protocols at their Shirecliffe training ground and says they are working well.

“It’s pretty disciplined,” he said. “You drive in and our cars are scattered and then we’ve got to walk in a certain way.

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