Positive mental health vital for footballers in lockdown says MK Dons' Jordan Houghton

MK Dons midfielder Jordan Houghton Credit: ITV News Anglia

Learning Spanish is just one way MK Dons midfielder Jordan Houghton has tried to deal with the lockdown while league football is suspended.

Like most EFL League One footballers the 24 year old former Chelsea trainee is still waiting to hear if their season will resume, or will be brought to a premature end.

And Houghton, who joined the Dons in July 2018, says it's been very important to maintain a positive mental health while the country still deals with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Part of Houghton's coping mechanism is aided by a sports psychologist who he's worked with since his days as a young professional at Stamford Bridge.

Jordan Houghton speaking to ITV News Anglia via Zoom