FOREST GREEN players will continue to train away from the club’s Chippenham base next week and aren't expected to return until April 3 at the very earliest.

Mark Cooper’s squad are undertaking individualised fitness plans from Tom Huelin, head of fitness and conditioning at the League Two club and have been told by the PFA to stay away from each other until next month.

Director of football Richard Hughes insisted the club are following the best protocol to negate any possible illness from within the camp.

“All the official messages we were receiving said there needs to be a sensible approach to how we operate,” said Hughes.

“As a club, we thought that giving the players the time off away from the training ground would be the best way to prevent any possible infection.

“The players are all healthy and well, and have individualised fitness plans to keep them ticking over. ”