Huddersfield Town's Emile Smith Rowe reveals being on loan means two training plans

Huddersfield Town's Emile Smith Rowe has revealed the challenge of being on loan during the coronavirus lockdown as he has been given two fitness programmes to follow.

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The 19-year-old No 10 joined on loan from Arsenal in January, and put in some impressive performances before English football was suspended due to the outbreak of covid-19.

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Almost all clubs have given their players individual fitness programmes to work to whilst they train alone ahead of the still-unknown return to their training grounds. Smith Rowe has one from both of his clubs.

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“It's been difficult staying at home every day,” he admitted in a You Tube interview.

“Arsenal have sent me a Wattbike and I've got a programme from Arsenal and a programme from Huddersfield so I'm kind of getting through both at the moment. It is difficult, it's hard. It's hard when you're not (football) training but it's about ticking over and staying fit.

“It's been tough because I like being outdoors and training.”

Smith Rowe has made eight starts and two substitute appearances since joining the Terriers on January 10. he has scored once, at Fulham.

Although there have not yet been any clear indications about how long the Government restrictions will remain in place, Football League chairman Rick Parry wrote to clubs last week telling them not to expect to be back in training before May 16 at the earliest. They suggested clubs consider giving their players a holiday, but many are still deciding what to do in this respect.

Smith Rowe is at home with his parents during the lockdown, and revealed he has been doing yoga sessions with his Gunners' team-mates from their own homes.

He is one of six players on loan at Huddersfield at the moment, along with Chris Willock (Benfica), Jonas Lossl (Everton, Kamil Grabara (Liverpool), Trevoh Chalobah (Chelsea) and Andy King (Leicester City).

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