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​Everton skipper Coleman reveals training protocols

Everton captain Seamus Coleman has spoken about the training protocols that are in place to keep players safe.

Squads have started small group training as they ramp up to full team training and then matches.

While some are apprehensive about the return, Coleman believes that clubs are doing their best to keep everyone protected.

"Even getting the kit ready on Tuesday night, you are excited to get back to work," Coleman told evertontv.

"It's probably the longest I've been away from Finch Farm. Driving through the gates was a great feeling but it's definitely a little bit different.

"The club has taken all the precautions needed. We were in in small groups and it felt very safe. They told us that would be the case but when you got there, you could see the work that has been put in to make it as safe as possible.

"It is serious, we have to do things properly. We are in there together and it is important we are living our lives right outside the place to make sure you do not endanger anyone.

"The ideal scenario is we get back playing Premier League football and to do that, as players, we need to make sure we are doing everything right. The club made sure of that by telling us the rules and regulations.

"We couldn't wait to get on the training pitch and it was nice to see some of the lads again and get back out there training. It is up to us as players now to stick to the rules at the club and do what is asked of us.

"There are measurements to tell us how far to stay apart and a one-way system around the building, so you are not crossing paths with people. It feels as safe as it possibly can and, hopefully, we can move to phase two as quickly and safely as possible."

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