Reading FC forward Sam Baldock has revealed lifted the curtain on how he is keeping fit whilst football is postponed as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.

With the squad currently taking social distancing precautions, training has been postponed indefinitely as the nation is grippped by the Covid-19 outbreak.

Speaking on BBC Radio Berkshire, Baldock opened up about how he and the squad are coping during the lockdown period.

"The aim is to keep ourselves ticking over, maintaining the fitness levels.

"I don't think it's the time to be increasing fitness levels because you risk burn out.

"We have got some strength programmes that we can do, body weight work in the living room and I've got an exercise bike arriving tomorrow.

" The more intense extreme running sessions will need to be done on grass though, when we know what we're walking towards.

Baldock went on to say how keeping a regular routine is vital to maintaining a professional mindset during periods of isolation.

"On a professional level, you've got to make sure you look after yourself during this period. Not just physically, but mentally too. There's no real structure to your days at the moment, so for your own wellbeing you've got to be quite disciplined - get up, have a shower, get changed... otherwise you end up losing hours.

"Hopefully we all get through this healthy and it'll be a mere memory in time. One thing is it's definitely bringing the community together and I think that bond will stay relevant for years to come."