Watford captain Troy Deeney has spoken about an "inconsistency" he sees with testing footballers for coronavirus while frontline NHS staff are still in need of tests and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

The Hornets number nine appeared on ITV's Good Morning Britain where he was interviewed by Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid.

Speaking on the show he said the issue of testing was a moral dilemma.

"There's an inconsistency and there's a bigger question to be had here morally as well," he said.

"We see a lot about care workers and key workers not being tested and people dying in nursing homes and things of that nature, yet we're expected to have just short of 3,500 tests per month as football players, as well as PPE for all the staff."

Deeney is also concerned about the disproportionate number of BAME people being affected by the virus and a lack of answers to what he described as "simple questions" that is causing him to feel increasingly uneasy about the situation.

"There's been a lot of, what I would class as very simple questions, that haven't been answered," he said.

"For example, you can talk about the BAME situation. Government guidelines are saying that it's four times more likely for people of colour to get the illness and twice as likely to have lasting illnesses but there's no extra screening, there's no additional checks being done on any players because it costs too much money.

"Simple things like that are where people are asking questions and it's not being answered. When people can't answer the questions, you start to panic and start to worry."

Away from his team-mates, Deeney has concerns for his family, in particular his son and claims that guidance on the different phases of returning is still unclear and carries risks.

"The health side of it is very big for me," he said.

"My son has breathing difficulties, its a very tough one to be going into something. I agree we're getting tested a lot, I agree the first phase is probably as safe as it can be. 

"Phase one is social distancing individual training with a coach, that's no problem that's like going to the park. Phase two will be next week six days worth of training three to six people training together with contact and then six days after that you're going into 11 v 11 and you can't social distance with 11 v 11.

"I can control as much as I can, it's the uncontrollable eventually that we will have to take a risk on. I'm desperate to play football, it's my job, I've got the best job in the world. But there has to be clear and safe measures for everybody, not just me. I saw Tammy Abraham say his dad has asthma and he lives with him so he has concerns.

"It's not just players at the bottom who are trying to stay in the league it's concerns right across the board. I have had a lot of texts from players who are worried about coming out and speaking.

"I would say 98 per cent are very much aware that phase one is very good, I would say 65-70 per cent of people are concerned with phase two I'd say even higher after that.

"I think the concern is very much that phases two and three have not been clearly laid out."

Deeney also said he felt footballers would be bear the brunt of the blame from anyone who disagrees with them being tested and given PPE, even though the decision is out of their hands.

"Piers, you know as well as anybody, how long will that be before that's the players' fault?" he said.

"It'll be, 'Look at these prima donna footballers that are getting all this preferential treatment when there's people dying on the street'".