SIMON Francis admits "there's just so many questions going around in my head" after the Premier League announced there would be no games until April 30 at the earliest.

Cherries had been due to return to action against Newcastle on April 4, but a decision was taken today to push all professional football back due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

That means games against the Magpies, Man Utd, Tottenham and Leicester will be postponed, as well as last weekend's Crystal Palace clash and this Sunday's scheduled trip to Wolves.

Reacting to the news, Cherries skipper Simon Francis told the Daily Echo: “I’m not surprised, that was my immediate thought.

“My worry is that it’s just going to get put back again mid to end of April and then who knows?

“Of course we want the season to finish. I know they’ve said that, the FA board have agreed to extend it but they want to finish it indefinitely and let’s hope that is the case. But how long do you go on for?

"That’s the big question, then you start eating into next season and that has a knock-on effect with every other competition that’s going to happen.

“The Euros to be pushed back to 2021, would that have an effect, just because next season would then be pushed back? I don’t know.

“There’s just so many questions going around in my head it must be so hard and a real nightmare for the FA, Premier League and everybody that’s involved and has to make these decisions, it must be really tough for them at the moment.”