The Rovers players and staff members have today undergone testing for COVID-19 ahead of the club’s return to training next week.

In all, 27 players and 17 staff have undertaken the tests, monitored and supervised by Rovers’ Club Doctor, Chris Dalton, and Head of Physiotherapy, Andy Mitchell.

The Rovers squad haven’t trained together since the season was first suspended on March 13, but intend to do so again from Monday.

This will see the players train in groups of no more than five per pitch, and observing social distancing, with twice weekly tests continuing to be carried out.

Three staff members will be allowed to supervise each pitch, and the club say that communal areas, including the dressing rooms, dining room, indoor pitch, recreation room and gym, will remain closed

Should anyone provide a positive test, then they will be told to isolate for at least seven days.

The club said: “On resumption of training, all players and staff who visit the training ground will be submitted to two further tests per week. Daily health questionnaires and temperature checks will also be carried out.

“Over recent weeks, the club has worked tirelessly behind the scenes to produce a detailed medical protocol document, outlining the strict measures to be imposed, to ensure the training facilities are as safe as they possibly can be for the players and staff returning to training, as we move a step closer to the resumption of the 2019-20 Championship season.”