Graham Potter is facing a decision over his players’ training workload.

The Albion boss could scale things down after a resumption of Premier League action was put back further yesterday.

At the same time, he believes players enjoy the structure of an organised daily routine, including group workouts held via video link.

But he recognises motivation could become an issue as the shutdown continues.

League and cup action are on hold indefinitely due to the Covid-19 crisis.

The 20 Premier League clubs yesterday decided not to resume the 2019-20 campaign until safe and appropriate to do so.

That, they recognised in a statement, will NOT be at the start of May.

EFL clubs and the women’s game, including the WSL in which Albion compete, quickly followed suit.

That puts a return to football some way off and leaves Potter to decide on what sort of workload to give his players as they train at home.

Asked whether he could tone it down now if the season were put back several weeks, head coach Potter said: “We will think about it because sometimes you do more harm than good doing stuff for too long and the guys would probably need some kind of a break from that and maybe focus on their families and live their lives in a slightly different way.

“You have to weigh it up. It is not like they can go off on holiday or do stuff that they normally would on a break.

“Maybe they would benefit from some kind of structure still. It is something we have to think about.”

Potter says motivation will be more of an issue as the delay goes on.

Albion were, in theory at least, on hold only until the end of the month until the Prem meeting decided otherwise.

Potter said: “The training is not what the boys would do if things were normal.

“If you ask most footballers, they don’t really enjoy going on an exercise bike or doing weight exercises.

“They want to be playing football.

“So far, it helps we have been working towards a date we have been given but, at the same time, we know that is not realistic at the moment when we see the situation the country is in.

“As time goes on, it will be more and more difficult.”