SAINTS’ players have been told they will remain training at home until the Premier League puts a date on its return.

Ralph Hasenhuttl’s squad were due to return to Staplewood on April 13 to start preparing for top-flight football.

But now the campaign has been suspended until further notice, the St Mary’s side will continue their individual fitness plans from the comfort of their own home.

Premier League chiefs, including Saints’ Martin Semmens, held a video conference call on Friday where a whole host of matters were discussed.

There was then a further meeting Saturday afternoon which included the captains from each top-flight side.

A statement from the Professional Footballers’ Association made it clear the players wanted to help but only if their money was used for the right reasons.

The PFA also warned that a 30 per cent pay cut would see the government lose around £200million in tax revenues.

A formal agreement is yet to be reached between the Premier League and PFA.

The coronavirus pandemic led to the Premier League suspending football on March 13, the day before Saints were due to play Norwich at Carrow Road.

Hasenhuttl gave his players that weekend off and had them back in for training on Monday, 17 March.

But following advice from the UK Government that same evening, the Saints manager advised his players to stay at home.

The club then sent the squad fitness equipment and individual training plans so that they can remain in shape during the enforced break.

And they will now continue to follow those plans for the foreseeable future.

Hasenhuttl has also been keeping himself busy and has used the time to develop ‘iBook’, which is effectively an archive of first team training sessions for academy coaches to use.

The Austrian wants all the sides throughout the club’s youth system to be playing the same brand of football.

Saints’ manager has also been holding discussions with chief executive Martin Semmens and director of football operations Matt Crocker.

One of the topics they’ve been focusing on is surrounding the ongoing restructuring behind the scenes at St Mary’s.

There is a desire to improve all aspects of the club, including the medical and sports science departments.