Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder says contact training "has to come as quickly as possible" into the Premier League.

Top-tier players and managers were briefed on proposals for the reintroduction of contact training today with club executives due to vote on them at a shareholders' meeting on tomorrow.

Wilder has been impressed by the success of Germany's Bundesliga in getting competitive action up and running, and believes there is now "light at the end of the tunnel".

"There's an enormous amount of enthusiasm in this country to watch football and I think (the Bundesliga) is a great gauge of what the Premier League will be like when we get back," the former Albion defender told Blades' official website.

"There are an awful lot of opinions flying about but thankfully there is a light at the end of the tunnel that we can all get back to normality in terms of our working.

"The authorities are obviously trying to get through phase one as quickly as possible.

"They talked about it as a minimum of seven days and if it goes to plan, they will assess it.

"It's an ongoing scenario from day to day, it has the ability to pause and change with certain situations that may happen. They want to roll out things out quickly and as safely as possible and keep everyone on board.

"Step two is contact and making the groups bigger and that has to come as quickly as possible to accelerate the small sided games, 11 vs 11s and then the return to playing."