Ogunsanya has left no stone turned to ensure the training ground is the safest environment possible
“A lot of planning went into the return,” he said. “There were an infinite amount of Zoom meetings, combing through Premier League guidelines and establishing protocol. As a result it's all changed. We've had to streamline the whole process. The players used to come in, socialise, have breakfast, do their gym work, get treatment, train and then hang around afterwards for media stuff or meetings. Now we have identified what the key operations are to get the players back onto the pitch and playing to the best possible standard amid the guidelines, so we have chopped almost everything else out.
“From a medical point of view, we used to have walk-ins for treatment. Now we have got a system and it's appointment only and that has to be booked 24 hours in advance. They can now do their stretching, mobility work and foam rolling at home. We have a lot less people in the treatment room as a result. The changing rooms are closed, the shower area is closed, the communal areas are closed and there is a one-way system in place.
“The players now drive in and meet me at the gate. I take their temperature, see if they have any symptoms, give them their supplements and they get out of their car and go straight onto the training pitch. They get three sets of kit and take it home and wash it now. It's a lot more streamlined and the players have bought into it. It wouldn't work otherwise. They turn up exactly on time, ask questions in advance, abide by social distancing and understand the gravity of the situation while still aware they are going to need to perform soon. They are listening to instructions, adhering to every single one and really trying to enjoy it.”