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FOOTBALL’S BACK: Watford FC set to return to Premier League action in June 

 Published on: 28th May 2020   |   By: Geraint Roberts   |   Category: Watford FC

According to the BBC, The Premier League will return on June 17 after over three months of no fixtures due to the coronavirus pandemic.

A full round of fixtures will be played on the weekend commencing June 19, where Watford will play their first game since losing to Crystal Palace back in March.

The first two fixtures will reportedly be the between the clubs with a game in hand, with Arsenal facing Manchester City and Sheffield United playing Aston Villa.

These developments come after teams voted in favour of returning to contact training this week.

So far, after 2,752 tests conducted throughout the league, 12 of them have come back positive, with one of those being Hornets’ defender Adrian Mariappa.

Watford FC have been in the news recently having had at least three of the positive tests that have come out in the first round of testing, and captain Troy Deeney has been publicly voicing his disapproval over returning to training so soon.

The Hornets were due to face Leicester City at Vicarage Road before the season was suspended, followed by an away trip to Burnley.

Picture courtesy of Alan Cozzi and Watford FC

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