West Ham United boss David Moyes was positive and bullish as the Hammers return to small group training at Rush Green on Tuesday.
Moyes and captain Mark Noble were on a crucial call last week to decide a timeline for Project Restart.
After lengthy discussions over player and staff welfare, a date of June 12-19 has been mooted.
West Ham pulling in different directions over Project Restart?
It means West Ham will renew their bid for survival behind closed doors in around a month’s time.
There have been conflicting messages coming out of West Ham over resuming the season.
Vice-chairman Karren Brady said she wanted the season declared ‘null and void’ (The Sun).
But that reportedly got her in hot water with her boss David Sullivan (The Daily Mail) and she later backtracked.
The Hammers chief then wrote in her column in The Sun recently that West Ham and the other 19 Premier League clubs are committed to resuming the season.
Noble wants Hammers fate decided on the pitch
And she even laid out West Ham’s phased plan to return to training and matches.
But a week later she used her column to raise concerns about the feasibility of keeping players safe (The Sun).
Noble told Redknapp’s Home Fixture he was determined to get West Ham’s season finished, even if it took until October.
His teammate Manuel Lanzini, though, told Argentine radio station Closs Continental it was ‘crazy’ to return until there is a vaccine.
And according to Claret & Hugh Lanzini’s stance has not softened.
Moyes bullish as West Ham return to training
But Hammers boss Moyes was bullish as the squad returns to small group training today (whufc.com).
“Like everyone, the players and coaching staff have understandably missed football but this is an unprecedented situation and we totally understand and respect the measures that are in place,” Moyes told whufc.com.
“A lot of work has been carried out by our excellent medical and coaching staff on routines and programmes in anticipation of a return to small group training, and we are ready to go.
“The health and safety of our players and staff will continue to be our priority at all times.”