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Aston Villa confirms closing of training ground due to Covid outbreak

Thu 07 January 2021 | 15:17

As a "Large number" of Villa first-team players and staff have tested positive for Covid-19, the club’s first-team training session has been cancelled ahead of Friday's FA Cup clash against Liverpool.

Aston Villa

announced the closing of their

Bodymoor Heath

training ground due to a "significant" coronavirus outbreak at the club, despite their Friday home match against

Liverpool

.

A statement in

Villa’s

official website on Thursday read:

"A large number of first team players and staff returned positive tests after being routinely tested on Monday and immediately went into isolation.

"A second round of testing was carried out immediately and produced more positive results today.

"First team training ahead of tomorrow's FA Cup match with Liverpool was cancelled.

"Discussions are ongoing between medical representatives of the Club, the Football Association and the Premier League."


source: SportMob