PFA chief executive Gordon Taylor: In the light of the current increase in Covid-19 cases and the resulting further tightening of government regulations, the PFA and the EFL have agreed enhanced measures to help protect players, staff and their families. Photograph: PA

The EFL will test players from all 72 clubs for coronavirus twice a week from Monday after the English Professional Footballers’ Association agreed to(...)

Nobby Stiles has died aged 78 after a long illness, his family has announced. File photograph: Getty Images

Nobby Stiles, one of England’s 1966 World Cup winning heroes, has died aged 78 after a long period with prostate cancer and advanced dementia. A Euro(...)

The English Professional Footballers’ Association said 464 members had accessed counselling services provided by Sporting Chance up to the middle of September this year, compared to 653 in the whole of 2019. File photograph: Getty Images

A sharp rise in the number of footballers concerned for their mental health has continued in 2020, according to figures from the counselling body Spor(...)