Project Restart has moved a step closer ahead of Wednesday’s vote over whether Premier League clubs should return to contact training.

The UK Government published 'stage two' of its guidance on Sunday evening which would allow for competitive and close-contact training.

The guidance, published in conjunction with public health officials and sports medical officers, allows for organised, close-contact training, under carefully controlled medical conditions.

The advice is geared towards establishing the conditions for stage three of the process, which is expected to be achieved next month with a resumption of sports, including Premier League matches, behind closed doors.

Premier League clubs will hold a vote on Wednesday whether to return to close-contact training, while the third stage of player testing will take place today and tomorrow.