Brentford See Games Against Bristol City and Reading Postponed

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Brentford have seen their Championship fixtures against Bristol City and Reading postponed due to a Covid-19 outbreak. Head coach Thomas Frank was one of those to have tested positive last Thursday.

After another round of testing on Monday produced more positive tests, the Bees closed their training ground and informed the EFL that, due to players and staff self-isolating, they would not be able to fulfil the matches.

These games will be rearranged for later in the season.

Brentford Matches Against Bristol City and Reading Postponed

Brentford Statement

In a statement, the club said: “After a round of Covid-19 testing yesterday, Monday 11 January, Brentford FC reported positive tests to the EFL. The guidance from the EFL Medical Advisor was that we should close our Training Ground and carry out further rounds of testing.

“We informed the EFL that we would be unable to fulfil the fixtures following the tests, the closure of the Training Ground 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 postponements 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.”

Robins Tests Negative

In the build-up to the game, Bristol City confirmed that all of their tests had returned as negative. It leaves them with a free fixture and more time to train as none of the players will be isolating.

 

This is, though, the second time the match has been suspended this season after City had their own positive tests right at the start of the year.

 

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