The choice was revealed last night after the League 2 club, who are bottom of the table, stated they would not have the ability to field a team for today’s component.

The postponement means that leaders Newport County have the opportunity to extend their one-point lead over Cambridge, using their video game in hand against Port Vale at Rodney Parade this afternoon.

A Southend declaration checked out: “This is following a little number of gamers testing positive for Covid-19, the EFL’s physician advising another team member to isolate due to their close proximity of a gamer who tested favorable and a variety of gamers being not available due to injury.

” The club would only have the ability to field a maximum of 10 expert outfield players and 2 goalkeepers in the matchday squad and because of this the club have encouraged the EFL that it is not able to securely satisfy the fixture.”

Nevertheless, Cambridge are unhappy at the postponement.

They said: “Cambridge United have actually gotten late notification tonight from Southend United, stating they are unable to field a group for tomorrow’s Sky Bet League Two component at Roots Hall.

” Having gotten an e-mail from Southend United Football Club at 9:40 pm this night, stating their long for the game to be delayed, Cambridge United have made representation to both the EFL and Southend to express our frustration which we feel it would still be possible for the fixture to be played.”