CHERRIES striker Joshua King admitted he was “a little worried” about injuries and his health as top-flight stars resumed training this week.

The Norwegian frontman had been doing fitness work back in his homeland amid the coronavirus pandemic, but the Daily Echo understands he has now returned to the UK.

King, the Dorset club’s record top-flight goalscorer, admitted he would be “very careful” when it came to protecting himself amid the global pandemic.

Speaking to Norwegian outlet TV2 before small group sessions returned, the 28-year-old said: “It is me who supports my family and if something happens to me, it is pretty bad. I’m very careful.

“I think they have control over the players after phase one, but there is a lot that can happen after that, where the players will train five v five for two weeks.

“It is up to the players to stay home and not interfere with other people. But people have family, so they have to make a sacrifice.

“They must try to isolate themselves when they are not training or playing.”

King, who has asthma according to reports, added: “I am a little worried about injuries and my health, but I think that if phase one is checked and done correctly and that no one gets feedback that they have tested positive, that it will go well.”