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Michael Keane: Two weeks of training is enough

Everton defender Michael Keane says two weeks of solid training will be enough to ready players for the return of the Premier League.

Professional football in England has been put on hold until April 30 amid the coronavirus pandemic.

But Premier League clubs will gather again on April 3 to discuss the next steps for the game.

"All the lads have been sent individual training programmes to carry out at home," Keane told talkSPORT.

"It's not easy because you've not got the normal equipment, you've just got to improvise and do what you can.

"The Premier League could start again in a month, it could be longer.

"So we've just got to keep that base level of fitness. As long as we get a couple of weeks proper training before the next game - and the lads have worked hard in the meantime - we'll be fine."

Centre-half Keane outlined how Everton staff are remotely monitoring the fitness of Carlo Ancelotti's squad.

"We log on with the sessions we've done, and they keep an eye on what we're doing and gauge our fitness from that," Keane said.

"It's important we continue to work hard and build up because we don't know when we'll be back in.

"I go out for a run early and get that ticked off. Later in the day I do home gym work, whether that's upper body or lower leg strength."