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Two EFL Championship fixtures postponed due to Coronavirus

Fri 01 January 2021 | 21:24

Saturday's Sky Bet Championship matches among Brentford vs. Bristol City and Luton vs. QPR have both been deferred due to Covid-19

Bristol City

declared on Friday that Coronavirus indications had been seen in their crew that day and the testing facility was not able to organize testing procedures of the whole crew and staff before the game against Brentford. 

An announcement on bcfc.co.uk added:

“Following discussions with Brentford and the English Football League the decision has been taken to postpone the game for the safety of players and staff of both clubs. A new date for the fixture will be announced in due course.”

Not long after that news

Luton

said their home face-off against QPR had likewise been delayed following positive cases in the Hatters camp.

A statement on Luton’s official website said:

“Positive Covid test results have recently been returned by some of the club’s senior players, football staff and immediate members of family, meaning other players and staff who have come into close contact must also isolate.

“We are awaiting further testing which unfortunately cannot be completed by official EFL procedures before tomorrow’s 3pm kick-off, so the league has agreed to postpone the fixture based on our own recommendation and the league’s medical advice.

“The game will be rearranged to be played as soon as possible, details of which will be communicated to supporters in due course.

“All positive cases involving players and staff will observe a period of self-isolation in accordance with EFL and the Government’s protocols, and the Brache training ground will close while the rest of the squad and staff bubble undergo official EFL testing.”

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