Favorable Covid-19 tests force post ponement of Rotherham’s match at Middlesbrough
Rotherham’s Sky Bet Championship match versus Middlesbrough on Boxing Day has been delayed due to the fact that of more validated Covid-19 cases, the club announced on Wednesday.
The Millers had actually already seen their house fixture versus relegation rivals Derby on Saturday called off after one player checked favorable for coronavirus and other team members showed symptoms.
Rotherham confirmed “a number of further favorable cases of Covid-19” within the first-team squad indicated the club were likewise now unable to fulfil the Boxing Day component at the Riverside Stadium.
The EFL will now open an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the cancelation of the video game, as it finishes with all such posts ponement.
A statement on Rotherham’s official site read: “Following a number of more favorable cases of Covid-19 confirmed last night within the Rotherham United first-team team, we have unwillingly – however with the security of our players and staff at the leading edge of our minds – informed the EFL and our opponents, Middlesbrough, that we will be not able to satisfy our Boxing Day fixture.
” Paul Warne’s side were set to face Boro at The Riverside on Saturday 26th December 2020, however following an increased series of screening throughout the early stages of this week, brought about by the post ponement of last weekend’s fixture versus Derby County, the club have, following consultation with the EFL physicians, been entrusted to no choice but to inform the EFL of our choice to reorganize the video game versus Middlesbrough.
” The club will continue to keep an eye on the intensity at which the virus has spread – together with the health and wellness of our first-team squad and those connected to them – whilst remaining in contact with our upcoming challengers and the EFL on the matter.
” We intend to make a decision on future components later today as we continue conversations with the EFL, with whom we will work carefully, to guarantee the safety of everyone linked with the football club at the leading edge of our minds.”
The EFL will now look into the matter, with rearranged fixtures set to be verified “in due course”.
A declaration from the EFL read: “Rotherham United’s Sky Bet Championship fixture against Middlesbrough on Saturday 26 December has actually been suspended.
” The club notified the EFL that they would be not able to satisfy the fixture following recent favorable COVID-19 tests and the requirement for players and staff to self-isolate according to EFL and Federal government guidance in order to reduce against the risk of more infection.
” The situations surrounding the posts ponement will now be the topic of an examination in accordance with EFL Regulations.
” Modified dates for the reorganized fixtures will be validated in due course.”