As a sign of the times, Lee Johnson has confirmed that his squad are all Covid free ahead of the visit of Hull City.

The Head Coach said: “Everyone tested negative in this week’s mandatory Covid testing, which is great news for us. We do have one illness in the squad but the player in question tested negative, so it is likely just a case of ‘man flu’. Of course, it has been tough, we have to adhere to different rules, but it’s our job as coaches to ensure everyone is safe as well as physically fit and well coached. One player wasn’t risked in the squad last week with a ‘double dip’, but is in line to be in the squad this week. We’ve had to make sure everyone’s good both in the legs and the lungs, so that we’re in good shape ahead of this weekend.”

In terms of sporting injuries, LJ updated us regarding Luke O’Nien, Denver Hume and Will Grigg. “Luke is back to 100% on the grass and should be able to take part in contact training next week. Denver is also up to 100% in sprinting and could be 10-14 days away now. It’s good news on Will Grigg, or at least the best-case scenario. We were initially quoted that it could be three weeks, three months or nine months, depending on what the surgeon came back with. We’ve now been told that the rest period of around three weeks will be beneficial for Will, and hopefully he will be back in the fold after that time.”