SAINTS' medical staff have been working behind the scenes to ensure the players will return to the safest environment possible.

Concerns have been raised by the likes of Manchester City and England star Raheem Sterling about staying safe once training resumes further down the line.

To ease any reservations that members of Saints’ squad could be holding, the club’s medical team are compiling information ready for when a return to Staplewood is given the green light.

They want to ensure everything is done to make it as safe as it can possibly be.

The Daily Echo previously revealed how the club have been assessing their Staplewood Campus to ensure the correct safety measures are in place to allow for social distancing.

Some of the measures explored were using separate entrances, parking more than one space apart, players arriving in training kit and putting a limit on staff numbers.

The Government has given sporting events the green light to resume, if certain measures are met, from June 1 but only behind closed doors.

This rules out the prospect of supporters being at matches for the foreseeable future - and their absence could remain until a vaccine is found.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson recently changed the ‘Stay Home’ message to ‘Stay Alert’ but made it clear people need to remain at least two metres apart.

Because of this, changes will have to be made when it comes to football clubs returning to training.

One of the ways the Premier League hopes to increase safety is to ensure all 20 clubs have a drive-through testing centre.

Wolves, on Tuesday, were the first side to test the measure, although players weren’t tested for coronavirus, it was just first team staff.

The suggestion has been that, to begin with, players will train in small groups as they did in Germany.

All eyes are set to be on the Bundesliga this weekend when competitive football is due to resume behind closed doors.

It will be the first major league to return and there will be different rules in place.

Players won’t be allowed to hug or high-five each other if a goal is scored, but usual rules will apply when a corner is taken, meaning can mark one another.

Another slight change is that managers must wear masks on the touchline but can remove them to shout instructions.