Blackburn Rovers captain Saffron Jordan, who also works for the NHS, is using football as a way to get away from the pandemic and hopes that it is the same for the fans.
has talked about how football is like a release for her and is a way to escape from the pandemic.
Jordan hopes it would be a similar distraction for fans who will be watching the matches from home in 2021.
“It’s like my second family and my second bubble here,” she said after the latest national lockdown was announced.
“We’re having banter, from a distance and obviously following the protocols, but it’s great to be in this environment.
“I think a lot of us are working from home but for me personally, I’m in the hospital, so seeing people other than the faces I see day in, day out, it’s lovely being around the girls."
Jordan also works for the NHS and is grateful to be able to play for the club as well.
“There’s Tash Fenton as well, the other NHS worker," she added. "So we like to jokingly have a moan about how tired we are and how we’re more tired than everybody else.
“Football is like a release for us, the fans and everyone watching, it’s a way of getting away from it and separating ourselves from the pandemic that is going on.
“It’s good to come here and enjoy ourselves, but we’re all working hard on and off the field.”