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A-L back training in June: Phoenix coach

By AAP Newswire

A-League players could be back in training as early as June 1 to prepare for a resumption of the season, Wellington Phoenix coach Ufuk Talay says.

The competition was suspended in March amid the coronavirus outbreak, with six rounds of the regular season and the finals series left to complete.

Football Federation Australia hopes to resume in time to resolve the current season by the end of August.

"The discussions that have been had at the moment, maybe like June that we'll be back on the park, maybe June 1 that we'll be able to start training," Talay said on a team podcast.

"There are still a lot of protocols that we need to go through."

Talay said his team would need about four weeks of training to be ready for the restart.

"We just need to make sure the environment is safe for the players to come in and do their work," he said.

"At the end of the day we're talking about people's health and players need to the do the right things."