Unnamed Brighton player tests positive for coronavirus

Unnamed Brighton player tests positive for coronavirus

An unnamed Brighton player has tested positive for coronavirus but is “OK”, according to chief executive Paul Barber.

Albion’s squad are on a break from full-time training and working on their fitness at home due to the global pandemic.

Three Seagulls players underwent tests after showing symptoms of Covid-19, with one returning positive.

Barber, who was unwilling to name the individual, said: “We’ve had three players tested, one has tested positive.

Brighton chief executive Paul Barber revealed the news (Gareth Fuller/PA)
Brighton chief executive Paul Barber revealed the news (Gareth Fuller/PA)

“We’re not testing them routinely, we’re only testing them when symptoms emerge.

“But the one that tested positive was just today, so that’s unfortunate but he’s OK and he’s obviously getting the care that he needs at the moment.”

Brighton on Thursday became the first club to host a press conference by video link, with manager Graham Potter joining Barber to answer questions.

Potter, who has remained in regular contact with his players, revealed his wife was last week suffering from “flu-like” symptoms but has since recovered.

Brighton, managed by Graham Potter, sit 15th in the Premier League table (/PA)
Brighton, managed by Graham Potter, sit 15th in the Premier League table (/PA)

“She’s good now, no problems. We’re as isolated as you can be. We’re out in the garden – that’s our bit of excitement,” he said.

Albion were 15th in the Premier League, two points above the relegation zone when football was suspended earlier this month.

Asked how he has been spending his days, Potter replied: “I’ve been speaking to all the players one to one, making sure they’re OK.

“And then looking at viewing some games and bouncing around some ideas to be ready for when we’re going to start.”

More on this topic

The Podcast Corner: Back of the net for soccer podcastsThe Podcast Corner: Back of the net for soccer podcasts

Stephen doesn’t have a magic wand, warns BradyStephen doesn’t have a magic wand, warns Brady

Liverpool apologise and reverse decision to furlough non-playing staffLiverpool apologise and reverse decision to furlough non-playing staff

Picture Perfect: ‘That save was the zenith of the Charlton era’Picture Perfect: ‘That save was the zenith of the Charlton era’

More in this Section

Football rumours from the mediaFootball rumours from the media

Coronavirus wrap: Wayne Rooney and Gordon Taylor answer football’s criticsCoronavirus wrap: Wayne Rooney and Gordon Taylor answer football’s critics

The dawn of a fascinating new chapter for Irish footballThe dawn of a fascinating new chapter for Irish football

Michael Moynihan: Letter on an anniversaryMichael Moynihan: Letter on an anniversary


Lifestyle

Easy and cost-effective ways you can spruce up your home. By Carol O’CallaghanStaying in is the new going out: Easy and cost-effective ways to spruce up your home

Need a funny, hopeful read? Hannah Stephenson rounds up the best.10 uplifting books to cheer you up on dark days

Esther N McCarthy put the call out to Irish crafters and grafters this week. Let's support our local makers, all of these are available onlineWish List: Supporting Irish crafters selling online

Shane Johnson takes a look (and listen) at two recent electronic full-lengths.Album reviews: Wajatta and Takeleave provide beats and pieces

More From The Irish Examiner