Why Chesterfield's Will Evans would be "extremely cautious" about returning to training in the near future

Will Evans says he does not think Chesterfield will be back playing football “any time soon.”

Sunday, 31st May 2020, 7:21 pm
Will Evans is missing football but would be "very cautious" about returning in the near future.

The Spireites’ last match came away at Dover Athletic on March 14 before the regular National League season was curtailed in April.

Almost three months on from their last fixture and a decision on how league positions will be finalised is yet to be made or if the play-offs will go ahead.

At the moment the Blues do not know when they will be back in pre-season training because of the uncertainty of when the 2020/2021 campaign will start.

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“After the Dover game the gaffer on the bus said ‘have six or seven days off, come back in and we will assess the situation’ but within that time we went into lockdown and obviously that was in then we could not go back in,” Evans said.

“I have been doing a lot of work fitness-wise but I can’t see us going back to playing football any time soon.

“As time is ticking on you are thinking ‘it is not going to be this month, it is not going to be next and it is not going to be the month after that’.

“The thing is with the National League, League Two, League One, until you get fans I can’t see clubs being able to play because financially it is going to be a struggle.”

The Town captain also said that as much as he wants to get back playing he thinks the league should not restart until fans are allowed back in stadiums.

And the defender says he would be “extremely cautious” if they were allowed to return in the near future.

“It is a difficult one because I am missing it,” he added. “I want to get back training but at the end of the day you want to be safe. My partner is pregnant so she is in the vulnerable category so it is a very scary time for anybody and I would be very cautious of it.

“I would not say I would be unhappy because there is the element of me that wants to get back training and back playing but I would be extremely cautious.”