Burton Albion have confirmed that several members of the first-team squad and staff have tested positive for COVID-19.
Burton Albion Confirm Positive COVID-19 Tests
⚽️ Burton Albion statement: Covid-19
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In a statement, the club said: “After the latest round of testing, Burton Albon Football Club has had several members of the first-team squad and staff confirmed as positive for COVID-19.
“The health and safety of everyone at the club remains our paramount concern and those players and staff affected are now self-isolating away from the club.
“No-one testing positive was involved in last night’s game.
“We will issue an update as soon as further information becomes available.”
Looking to Build on First Taste of Victory Since September
Burton recorded a 4-1 penalty shootout win over Fulham U21 in the EFL Trophy last night, having drawn 1-1 in normal time. That was the club’s first taste of victory since their League One win over Accrington Stanley on September 19, 2020. They will have been eager to build on their midweek exploits and pick up some valuable league points this weekend. Their game at Hull City’s KCOM Stadium on Saturday, November 14, 2020, is now in jeopardy.
Hull City Still Awaiting Rescheduling of Accrington Stanley Fixture
Hull City themselves have had a COVID-19 concern with George Long missing the win over Harrogate Town as a precaution. Long’s wife had been showing symptoms and managers Grant McCann has confirmed they elected not to take Long and await the results of a test.
The Tigers are already awaiting the rescheduling of their home game against Accrington Stanley.
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