Following yesterday's announcement our next three fixtures have been postponed due to positive Covid-19 cases within the playing squad, Rochdale have been given a bye into Round Two of the Carabao Cup.All tickets for the contest, due to be played tonight (Tuesday 10th August) at The EnviroVent Stadium, have been refunded.
A statement from the EFL read...
Rochdale AFC will receive a bye into this season's Round Two of the Carabao Cup after it was determined opponents Harrogate Town would be unable to fulfil the Round One fixture within the required time period.
This follows a request to reschedule Harrogate's next three fixtures after number of positive cases of COVID-19 were identified within the Club, and a number of individuals being unable to play or train due to either a positive test, or the requirement to self-isolate, in line with Government and EFL guidance.
While Harrogate Town did seek to reschedule the Carabao Cup fixture, the available date proposed would not have provided enough time for logistical arrangements to be made, or tickets to be sold for the Round Two tie and in accordance with Carabao Cup rule 5.1, Harrogate Town will therefore forfeit the tie.