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Next three Scunthorpe games called off

Next three Scunthorpe games called off

Next three Scunthorpe games called off

Scunthorpe United’s next three League Two fixtures have been postponed due to a number of confirmed cases of coronavirus at the club.

The announcement was made just seven hours before the club’s scheduled kick-off against Salford City.

According to a spokesperson for the club, the cases are spread across both the playing and coaching staff.

Scunthorpe had been set to play Salford City today, and Colchester United on Friday and Port Vale on 3 November.

A statement issued by the club this afternoon reads:

“Due to these cases, the club has advised the EFL it is unable to safely fulfil the fixtures against Salford City (Tuesday, October 27th), Colchester United (Friday, October 30th) and Port Vale (Tuesday, November 3rd) at present.”

At least eight players are said to have tested positive, forcing several others into self-isolation, and leaving just 10 players available.

“As a precaution, training for the unaffected players and staff will also cease for seven days,” it continues.
“The club is following all of Public Health England and the EFL’s COVID-19 protocols and will not name the players in question. We ask that their request for privacy and confidentiality are respected at this time.

“We wish those affected a swift and safe recovery, and look forward to welcoming them back to the club soon.”

The English Football League is expected to carry out further investigation into the circumstances.

An EFL statement added that “revised dates for the rearranged fixture will be confirmed in due course.”

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