Report: Leeds fan backs NHS, Cairney’s coronavirus struggles, WBA send hard-hitting message

With the coronavirus pandemic showing no signs of slowing down these are undoubtedly worrying times for society.

The impact has been felt across the sporting spectrum, with virtually all top-class action around the world currently on lockdown.

Championship clubs have inevitably been affected by the outbreak and this looks set to continue for the foreseeable future.

Read on as Sportslens takes a look at some of the latest coronavirus related stories from England’s second tier.

Celebrity Leeds fan backs the NHS

Celebrity chef Matt Healy put his cooking skills to good use to give NHS workers in Leeds a morale boost on Sunday.

Healy’s team delivered roast dinners to staff on the High Dependency Unit (HDU) of Bexley Wing, St James’ Hospital, and they are aiming to do it all again this weekend.

They have launched a gofundme page asking for donations and have already raised enough to feed more than 430 people.

For every £5 donated, Healy’s business will match the amount to ensure that frontline staff can eat a top-quality Sunday roast.

Fulham star struggling to cope

Tom Cairney has admitted that he is struggling to cope with daily life now football is out of the equation due to coronavirus.

The Fulham captain told talkSPORT that the lack of structure is having a big impact on his health and wellbeing.

“We’re so used to getting up at 9, get an omelette at half-nine, get some treatment at 10, outside at half 10,” he said. “It’s that bit that’s the big change. I haven’t got a time to get up, I don’t eat regularly, I miss meals.

“You’re always just preparing for the next game or the next training session. When it all gets taken away you have no purpose. It’s a really weird feeling.”

West Brom issue tough message

West Bromwich Albion have produced a hard-hitting video that explains how coronavirus can spread if people don’t follow government advice.

The Baggies posted a tweet featuring Matt Phillips’ goal against Huddersfield Town back in September, which came after a superb passing move.

The video shows how the number of people infected with the disease increases with each pass, eventually reaching more than 59,000.

The club have used the video to highlight the importance of social distancing – something that many people across the UK are currently failing to implement properly.

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