Peterborough United Postpone Their Next Three League Games Due to Positive Coronavirus Test At The Club

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Peterborough United have postponed their next three league games due to a positive coronavirus test at the club.

That means their games against Ipswich Town, Gillingham and Charlton Athletic have been postponed. New dates will be confirmed for the games in due course.

Peterborough United Postpone Next Three League Games Due To Positive Coronavirus Test

Club Statement

A statement on the club’s website read: “Peterborough United can confirm that our scheduled Sky Bet League One fixtures with Ipswich Town, Gillingham and Charlton Athletic have been postponed.”

“The club can confirm that an unnamed player has tested positive for Covid-19 and three others are displaying symptoms. The safety and health of our players is paramount. The club have notified the EFL of the postponements.”

“The next scheduled league fixture is on 2nd January 2021 against Doncaster Rovers at the Weston Homes Stadium. The club will be making no further comment.”

Peterborough’s players and coaching staff will enter the mandatory ten-day period of self-isolation. As a result, they will return to action in the New Year, meaning they will watch from afar as their promotion rivals compete across the festive period.

EFL Confirmation

Peterborough have notified the EFL in regards to their situation. The EFL have released a statement of their own.

It reads: “Peterborough United’s next three Sky Bet League One fixtures against Ipswich Town (Saturday 19 December), Gillingham (Saturday 26 December) and Charlton Athletic (Tuesday 29 December) have been suspended.”

“The Club informed the EFL that they would be unable to fulfil the fixtures following a recent positive COVID-19 test and the requirements for players and staff to self-isolate for 10 days as per EFL and government guidance in order to mitigate against the risk of further infection.”

“The circumstances surrounding the postponements will now be subject of an investigation in accordance with EFL regulations.”

“Revised dates for the rearranged fixtures will be confirmed in due course”

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