Brighton have revealed that one of their players has tested positive for coronavirus, but they wouldn’t disclose who it is.
Albion CEO Paul Barber said during a virtual press conference on Thursday that three players had been tested for symptoms, with one returning positive results.
Graham Potter’s squad are currently training from home as they comply with government guidelines on social distancing during the pandemic.
This is brilliant! @OfficialBHAFC holding a press conference with Graham Potter and Paul Barber via video conferencing. Another superb initiative alongside many others introduced by the club in recent weeks 👏. #BHAFC 🔵⚪️ pic.twitter.com/PlPurN49Gd
Barber said they were not testing their players routinely, but that a handful had shown cause for concern.
Potter also revealed his wife had shown symptoms of the deadly disease. Though she is now feeling well, their family are now self-isolating in their home.
From his house on the south coast Potter is holding virtual training sessions with his players four times a week – and meetings with his staff – as his side battle to stay ready for the eventual return of the Premier League.
Albion became the first Premier League club to hold a press conference over the internet on Thursday, with Potter and Barber fielding questions from their houses.