The LMA (League Managers’ Association) has insisted that the football season in England should only resume after all the players, from every club, in all of the divisions are tested for coronavirus.

“But”, chief executive, Richard Bevan says, “Tests have to be made available to NHS workers and patients first.

“With the game being postponed indefinitely, due to the Covid-19, once that has taken place, wouldn’t it be a great idea to then access it to sport”.

On another point, he criticised the EFL (English Football League) for not consulting his members after they said that, once it restarts, the season can be completed in 56 days.

Bevan described the proposal as “amazingly tight.

He thinks that testing is key to getting back to action as soon as possible.

“Our managers don’t want to be back in action unless the players have been tested.

“Equally, the government must confirm that it is OK. The test has to be made available first and NHS and all care workers, patients and their families”.