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'Deserved' champions Linfield are reunited and raring to go after Covid-19 crisis, says Waterworth


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Linfield player Andrew Waterworth. Photo: ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Linfield player Andrew Waterworth. Photo: ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Linfield player Andrew Waterworth. Photo: ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Linfield players will return to training on Thursday night for the first time since the Covid-19 crisis ended the league campaign in March, but striker Andy Waterworth says it will take time for the squad to regain their mental focus.

The Danske Bank Premiership season was frozen at the 31-game mark with the Blues four points ahead of Coleraine and after a long period of discussions, in which relations between clubs became strained, a mathematical formula crowned Linfield champions.

There has been no competitive action since March 7 and three days later Linfield confirmed that one of their players had contracted the virus.