Due to positive Covid-19 cases within our playing squad, our next three fixtures have been postponed, including tomorrow's (Tuesday 10th August) Carabao Cup fixture against Rochdale at The EnviroVent Stadium.Our SkyBet League Two trips to Crawley Town and Leyton Orient on Saturday 14th and Tuesday 17th August have also been postponed.
In respect of rescheduling the Carabao Cup game, the League will consider any proposal put forward by the Club as under the rules, if a fixture is not able to be re-arranged ahead of the following round, then a Club would have to forfeit the tie.
It means a number of individuals are unable to play or train due to either a positive test or the requirement to self-isolate in line with Government and EFL guidance.
The club will continue to work with Covid protocols as set out by the EFL to ensure the safety of our players and staff.
All supporters who had purchased a ticket for our Carabao Cup fixture will receive a full refund should the game not be rearranged, or their ticket will be valid for the new date of the fixture.
“The main concern is the health and wellbeing of our players and staff, we are of course disappointed, but this is unfortunately beyond our control.” Said Simon Weaver.
“We had just come off the back of a really good last minute win and all the momentum that brings, so it's a real shame.
“The Carabao Cup is an important competition for us as we showed last year you are one win away from a potential televised fixture against a Premier League opponent at this stage.
“The squad will have a Zoom call tomorrow with Fitness Coach Darren Simpson with home training programmes provided for those in self-isolation.
“We proved we could do this during lockdown before, so will have to do the same again over the next ten days.”