Hope Powell is keeping a careful eye on Albion's players – to make sure they don’t work too hard.

The Seagulls’ FA WSL squad are training at home, similar to their male counterparts, during the coronavirus shutdown.

They are all working well in group sessions via video link and on their own.

But Powell does not want them to overdo it.

The Albion boss said: “When we first put these programmes together, I’m sure the players thought it was like a police state. It is no way meant to be that way.

“We monitor it through GPS and group sessions. It is there to help and support the players.

“And, more importantly, to see they are not over-training.

“In this period now when you are not out and with your team-mates, you might want to do more because you are cooped up.

“We have to be careful the players don’t over-train.

“We want them to stay in a position where, if the league suddenly returns, they are ready to go.

“We do this through GPS, filling in questionnaires about their wellbeing and general health and the online video conferences they have with their medical team.”

Albion were preparing for their FA Cup quarter-final at home to Birmingham City when the season was halted. They also have six games to play in the league.

Powell added: “We are trying to keep everybody as connected as we can.

“It is really difficult times – unprecedented. We are trying to keep players motivated and engaged.”