Watford skipper Troy Deeney missed training today due to feeling unwell, but there is no suggestion this relates to coronavirus.

The Hornets striker has previously spoken out about his initial reluctance to return to training because of his concerns about player safety and the welfare of his five-month-old son, who was born with breathing difficulties.

The 31-year has been involved in discussions with the Premier League and Deputy Chief Medical Officer Jonathan Van-Tam and was set to return to training after getting some answers to his questions and gaining a greater understanding of the situation.

Speaking to CNN Sport last week, Deeney said: "I just think my concerns were purely for family reasons.

"I needed more questions answered with a bit more authority and, at the start, they couldn't really do that, but not for any reason or want [of trying], it was just because they didn't have the information.

"I think everyone can appreciate everything what the Premier League is trying to do as well. I don't think it's a pure neglect of: 'We're going back to work and get on board or [else],' it's nothing like that. They have very good lines of communication.

"These meetings don't stay too safe - there's some frustrating conversations. When somebody said I'm at the same risk of getting coronavirus by playing football or going to the supermarket, I said: 'I've never had to jump for a header while picking up a cucumber.'

"But then there's also been some really good ones as well."

Although he was absent today, Deeney is expected back at London Colney tomorrow when Nigel Pearson’s squad are due to undergo further Covid-19 tests and continue contact training as the build-up continues for the planned resumption of the Premier League in the middle of this month.