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Championship clubs to begin coronavirus testing this week - could see Leeds back in training soon.

The testing is with a view to a return to training on Monday 25th May.

Tottenham Hotspur Return to Training Following the Relaxing of Covid-19 Restrictions Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images

Championship clubs are to begin testing their players for coronavirus on Thursday or Friday this week, with a potential return to training on Monday next week.

It is expected that Championship clubs will follow the Premier League’s plan to test their players twice a week, although the initial recommendation was to test once a week.

Premier League clubs are allowed to return to training tomorrow but must maintain social distancing at all times, that could be how Leeds United’s training starts up again, before moving into full contact training.

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said on Sky Sports News: “I had some very constructive discussions on Thursday with the FA, the EFL and the Premier League.

“We are working hard with them to get it back, we’re aiming for mid-June but the number one test is public safety.

“If we can do this in a safe way… they are looking at returning behind closed doors and they have met with Public Health England several times to look at the safety of that.

“If we can sort that out then I am hoping we can resume in mid-June.”

Dowden also said that he would he is hopeful the Championship will start soon after the Championship in a radio interview on Talksport.