How 'king of the banter' Billy Sharp is keeping Sheffield United players' spirits up during Premier ...
Sheffield United defender Chris Basham reveals what the players have been doing to keep morale up
The Premier League season may be on hold for Sheffield United's players right now but the one thing being locked in isolation hasn't done is dampen their team spirit.
Footballers up and down the country have been taking to social media to perform a series of challenges in a bid to keep up the morale of supporters.
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Blades stars such as Billy Sharp, Oli McBurnie, Ben Osborn and John Egan have all posted various videos online of how they are passing the time in lockdown as the Government battles to control the spread of the coronavirus.
And while there's been plenty of action online, what has it been like inside the players' Whatsapp chat and who has been the king of banter?
Defender Chris Basham, , says it is the captain who is leading the way.
"Sharpy is the one (posting funny videos)," said 'Bash'
"He was doing some lifts yesterday with bottles of Heineken and things like that. We are just trying to keep ourselves going as best we can. Jags is great as well, he's working so hard when he was thinking he'd be on the golf course.
"A lot of the boys have done challenges. I have seen Billy doing bicycle kicks in the garden and things like that, we are just trying to keep the morale going.
"It's a great group that we have got and it's nice to see. It's great to have this banter among the group."
But while the enforced break from football has seen the United players see the funnier side of things, it has also brought them closer together as a group, even though they are miles away.
Basham added: "Seeing the other side of not playing football and not being together as a team has been a bit hurtful as well, but we are doing the best we can, we are there for each other.
"It's been hard for the foreign boys as well because they have not been able to travel home so they are locked away in Sheffield by themselves.
"Billy has been posting things in the group saying if you need any fresh meet and things like that. He has been putting the butchers in and the local people who can help out with shopping.
"They don't know Sheffield very well and Billy and the local lads are really helping out. It proves what team morale we really have here.
"I get on really well with Enda Stevens and the Irish contingent, so I am missing those boys and the skipper he keeps it all going.
"I am missing all the boys, I am even missing the gaffer as well."