Harrogate Town striker Jon Stead has been there and done it during a 17-year professional career that has seen him play more than 600 games in the Premier League, all three divisions of the Football League, and most recently the National League.
However, just like the majority of his professional colleagues all over the world, the ex-Sheffield United, Huddersfield Town and Bradford City frontman is now getting to grips with something he has never had to do before – training in isolation at home.
As football comes to terms with the increasing challenge which the coronavirus pandemic brings to global sport, many sportsmen and women are being urged to stay away from clubs and remain at home. Swapping the training ground for the back garden.
“It’s very strange, training at home on your own, but this situation is completely unprecedented,” the 36-year-old said.
“I miss the dressing room and being around the rest of the lads at the club massively, I just can’t wait to get going again, whenever that may be.”