Fleetwood Town Postpone Next Two Games Following Covid-19 Outbreak

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Fleetwood Town have confirmed that their next two games against Ipswich Town on Monday and Sunderland the following Saturday have been postponed due to a Covid-19 outbreak at the club. League One has suffered in recent weeks with many games being suspended due to outbreaks of the virus.

Sunderland will now have seen five of their games suspended with many other clubs also suffering. A fixture pile-up is now expected with clubs expected to play many fixtures in a short space of time in order to complete the season.

Covid-19 Forces Fleetwood Town to Postpone Two Games

Club Statement

Fleetwood Town issued a statement via their official club website to announce the news to fans and media alike: “Fleetwood Town’s next two Sky Bet League One fixtures, against Ipswich Town (Monday 4 January) and Sunderland (Saturday 9 January) have been suspended.

“The Club has advised the EFL that it is unable to fulfil the fixtures following several positive COVID-19 tests and the requirement for players and staff to self-isolate as per EFL and government guidance in order to mitigate against the risk of further infection.

“The circumstances surrounding the postponement will now be the subject of an investigation in accordance with EFL Regulations.

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

Widespread Covid Testing to Begin Next Week

As of 4th January, widespread testing throughout the EFL will begin. Cases throughout the football league have been on the rise over the past several weeks with many games having to be postponed. The EFL does not currently test players on a regular basis, unlike the Premier League.

Over 40 games have now been suspended in the past month due to Covid-19 outbreaks. However, the EFL are confident that they can cope with the ever-increasing number of games being postponed.

 

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