Watford captain Troy Deeney has hit out at the Premier League's Project Restart plans and said they will put people at risk.

While talking on Instagram, the Hornets number nine claimed that he was currently only focused on protecting his family and that if his safety could not be guaranteed, he would refuse to play.

"I am not even talking about football at the moment — I am talking about my family's health, and that is it," he said.

"If I feel that I'm not looking after my family, then I'm not going to do it. I am not going to put my family at risk. What are they going to do, take money off me? I've been broke before so it doesn't bother me."

Deeney feels that there is an inherent risk of spreading the virus while on a football pitch and also that there is no justification for players to be tested ahead of key workers and NHS staff.

The 31-year-old went onto suggest that the real motivation behind the plans was to get more money out of football players.

"They're talking about not playing in front of fans until 2021," he said. "So if it's not safe enough for fans to be inside a stadium why should it be safe for players to be in there?

"At corners, Watford have 11 men back so you're talking about having 18 or 19 men in a penalty area. That's not social distancing.

"They're the kind of questions people have been asking but we haven't had the best answers at the moment. Not because people don't want to give you the answers, it's because they can't give you the answers.

"The Government say we can go back to work from June 1 but we can't get a haircut until mid-July.

"We're doing all this testing to get footballers back to work and then the NHS, care workers and the people on the front line don't have enough tests - How do you justify that?

"I feel like they want to get us back to work so they can take more tax off you. Premier League players pay nearly £4billion in tax a year.

"I am all for going back. But I am not for going back when it is not clear on how the steps are going to be made. What happens if a second wave of pandemic comes?"