The third player at the Brighton football club has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Brighton chief executive Premier League club Paul Barber on Sunday disclosed this as fresh concerns are being raised on the attempt to finish the English top-flight season.

On the condition of the player so far, the unnamed player was tested on Saturday and will self-isolate for 14 days while he recovers from the virus.

Concerning preventive measures to avoid spread, other players in Brighton’s squad will continue to train at home and in solo sessions at the team’s training ground.

Two other Brighton players, who were not named, contracted the virus several weeks ago and have reportedly recovered.

Barber, who spoke to  Sky Sports News said, “Unfortunately we have had a third player test positive just yesterday,”

“Despite all the measures we have all been taking over the last few weeks, when the players haven’t been involved in taking any significant training at all, we have still suffered another player testing positive for the virus.

“There are concerns and I think it is normal for all clubs to have those concerns.

“We want to make sure we do all that we can so the protocols that are put into place are safe and secure and mitigate the risk.”