Watford players are not going to be attending any training after the club provided three of the six positive coronavirus tests across the Premier League.
The club’s captain Troy Deeney revealed he would not be reporting for training on Tuesday as he did not feel safe to return amid concerns for his son’s health.
Premier League players and staff underwent coronavirus testing over Sunday and Monday at their bases before returning to training and six positive cases were revealed (0.8 per cent) from a total of 748 tests.
According to The Athletic, more players have now joined Deeney’s stance after they were informed on Tuesday evening that one unnamed player and two members of staff at the club were diagnosed with COVID-19.
In an interview with Eddie Hearn and Tony Bellew on the ‘Talk the Talk YouTube show’, Deeney said: ‘’We’re due back in this week, I’ve said I’m not going in.
‘’It only takes one person to get infected within the group and I don’t want to be bringing that home.
‘’My son is only five months old, he had breathing difficulties, so I don’t want to come home to put him in more danger.’’