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Ben buzzing for imminent resumption

8 June 2020

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As the resumption of the Premier League edges ever closer, Ben Osborn believes there is now an air of excitement across the country, particularly in Sheffield.

The reliable performer commented: "You do miss it, but I just became quite used to it, especially after the first couple of weeks. I was keeping myself busy, it was nice to have a bit of a break, the weather was pretty good.

"But I was desperate to get some live sport back on the TV and for us to start going back into training, when the Bundesliga started it gave everyone a bit of a lift.

"It's going to be strange (playing behind closed doors), but we've all played reserve games, so we have experienced it. We've got to keep reminding ourselves what's at stake and I'm sure the Gaffer and other coaches won't let anything let up.

"It's going to be different, but we're going to have to get on with it, it's the same for both teams. Maybe home advantage may not be a thing, but that gives us a bit of benefit when we go away too."

Osborn says he and his team-mates are more than happy to 'commit' themselves to the cause between now and the end of the season and insists there is no apprehension amongst the group given the protocols in place.

He added: "Since the first time we went in, seeing how everything was set up, then the testing started everyone was more than happy to be coming back.

"Like our doctor said, it's probably the safest place we can be at the moment, other than at home. You go to the supermarket and it's riskier than being at a locked down football complex with all the measures in place, hand wash at every station, getting tested twice a week, getting your temperature tested at the gate.

"It's going to be tough, but we've just got to commit ourselves for the next two months, keep ourselves professional, not really see anyone outside of football to make sure we don't contract the virus and don't put ourselves out of action."

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