Brighton striker Glen Murray believes Premier League football is being rushed back too soon.

The Premier League invited club captains and managers to share their thoughts on a return to action during conference calls on Wednesday, as ‘Project Restart’ continues.

Murray was on that call about how and when training will step up ahead of a perspective mid-June return – a time scale the Brighton forward believes is too rushed given the current backdrop.

The Seagulls’ striker said:

“Football isn’t necessarily a necessity.

“It’s a game, it’s a sport.

“I just can’t understand after loosening the lockdown, why we’re in such a rush to get it back.

“Why can’t we just wait sort of a month or so to see if things go to plan?”

Murray revealed that the long in depth call on Wednesday was mainly focused on the first phase of returning to training grounds on a social distancing level.