Delay Premier League restart for player fitness – Bruce

Steve Bruce is hopeful clubs will get the green light to increase the number of players allowed to train

The Premier League should consider delaying its planned restart so players have more time to get match fit, says Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce.

Clubs will meet on Monday to discuss rules around training during the coronavirus pandemic.

The league is aiming to resume on 12 June but Bruce wants to restart later.

“We need enough preparation time to get these players into shape or they are just going to fall down like a pack of cards,” he told the Sunday Telegraph.