Rovers’ Brockhall training base is undergoing a ‘specialist deep clean’ as the club deal with the ongoing Coronavirus threat.

The players were told not to attend on Monday, and haven’t trained since Friday, after manager Tony Mowbray gave the squad the weekend off.

The senior training centre at Brockhall is today undergoing a ‘specialist deep clean’ before a decision is taken on when the players will return to training.

Mowbray said Rovers would try and remain ‘business as usual’ where possible, though players who required self-isolation would be told to stay away.

So far Rovers haven’t reported any players self-isolating, with the whole squad having trained as normal on Friday.

Squad and staff met with the club doctor before their last training session and were provided on the best advice and precautions to follow.

“If the season is to start again on April 3 then we need to be training at some stage, we can’t think we can just turn up and be ready to play a football match. It will be ongoing, I’ll be in contact with the team and letting them know whether we’re in training or need a couple of days off,” Mowbray said on Friday afternoon. 

“We’re living day to day at the moment. But we do have to plan for the next football match in early April.

“The team, if there’s no-one showing symptoms, I think we should be coming in training, staying fit and getting ready for the next game, but there’s a balance in that. Anyone with symptoms needs to self-isolate away from the team.”