Danny Rose believes Premier League players are being treated as lab rats as they gear up for a return during the coronavirus pandemic.

The defender, on loan at Newcastle from Tottenham, has already been a vocal critic of the plan to resume the top flight.

Clubs are due to resume training on Tuesday and Wednesday for socially-distanced sessions but Rose remains sceptical.

“I’m dying to get back to football but just with the things that are happening right now, people are going through this coronavirus pandemic a lot worse than me, I don’t want to be complaining about everything,” the England international told The Lockdown Tactics podcast with Robert Snodgrass and Kris Boyd.

“Just off the fact that people are suggesting we should go back to football, like we’re guinea pigs or lab rats.

“We’ve going to experiment this phase and see if it works or not. I can just imagine people at home saying, ‘Well they earn that amount of money so they should be going back’.”