Oxford United confirm that two people have tested positive for Covid-19 in tests from Thursday.
In a statement released on their website, Oxford United have confirmed that two people have tested positive for Covid-19 in tests carried out on Thursday. The statement does not confirm if these cases were related to staff or players, but does state that those involved are self-isolating.
The Club confirms that they have notified necessary medical channels, as well as the EFL.
Karl Robinson, Oxford United Manager, has provided a statement:
“I am sure the fans will appreciate the honesty from us over this. We have said all along that we have to take the rough with the smooth but I hope in some way we can turn a negative into a positive. You can be anyone, anywhere and catch this terrible virus. We want fans to read this and just stick to all the available guidelines and advice because it can honestly happen to anyone.
Thankfully they don’t have symptoms and as soon as we heard we went through all the data available from training- we can see who was where and whether there was any contact. We have supplied that data to our opponents, and the league, ahead of a friendly tomorrow and that should still go ahead. We have thoroughly reviewed everything we have been doing this week and are satisfied that everything has been done with player and staff welfare as a priority.
We have learned to be flexible and we will adapt once again but the message to all the fans is to respect the guidelines that we are all living by right now, and most importantly, stay safe.”
At this stage, no changes to upcoming games have been announced.
League One Play-off Semi Finals
1st Legs – Friday 3rd July
Portsmouth v Oxford United 5.30pm
Fleetwood Town v Wycombe Wanderers 7.30pm
2nd Legs – Monday 6th July
Oxford United v Portsmouth 5.00pm
Wycombe Wanderers v Fleetwood Town 7.30pm
Final – Monday 13th July, 7.30pm
Updates to this story will be posted as they come to hand.