STUART McCall has reminded his frustrated City squad: You’re still luckier than most people right now.

With the season suspended for at least the next couple of weeks as domestic football considers its next step, the players are currently training from home.

The Bantams took the precaution at the weekend to keep them away from Apperley Bridge when one of the coaching staff self-isolated after feeling ill.

None of the players are showing symptoms of the coronavirus currently but the club chose not to take any risks.

It is a strange period for football with everything on hold initially until the beginning of next month – but that could well be extended as the government crackdown continues to try to slow the effects of the pandemic.

McCall expects to know more from the Premier League and EFL meetings tomorrow – but has stressed to any fed-up footballers that it could be a lot worse.

The City boss said: “From our point of view, we’ve got to remember we’re in a fortunate position.

“You listen to so many things that are going on with jobs and livelihoods.

“At the moment, we’re getting paid so whatever we’re told to do, we do it.

“If we come in, we train hard. If we play behind closed doors, whatever we’re asked to do.

“There’s a lot of people in a much worse position than us naturally, although it is frustrating.

“Health and family come before everything. The football part of it is a release to many people.”

UEFA yesterday announced that the Euros have been put back a year to next June. That potentially clears the schedule to allow the European club leagues to run into the summer or however long is needed to catch up on the remaining fixtures.

As it stands, City are due to resume the League Two campaign against Colchester at Valley Parade on April 4 – although that is likely to be put back. They are set to return to training on Monday.

The players have been given GPS sets for this week to monitor their fitness levels while working on their own.

McCall added: “Regardless of the uncertainty at the moment, we’ve got to be ready to play on April 4.

“Until we know any different, we’ve gone away this week with the fitness programmes. But as it stands right now, we’ll be back in next Monday to prepare for the date that we’ve been given.

“That could soon change during the meetings this week but we can’t get caught out.

“We’ve just got to be prepared for the next game, which as it stands is at home to Colchester.”

"The players have gone away with their fitness programmes and we’ll just see what the next few days bring.

“There are loads of things to sort out, contracts, loans, the length of the season, pre-season. But I’ve seen the statement about cool heads and they are right.

"Everyone will sit down and try to come to some sort of conclusion with the football side. But the big concern is obviously what’s happening generally."